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Innovation Practice Institute Leaders on How Pitt Law’s IPI Will Help Law Students and Tech Start Ups

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March 1, 2011

Michael Madison, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Pitt Law’s Innovation Practice Institute, and IPI Executive Director Justine Kasznica spoke to the Pittsburgh Business Times about how Pitt Law’s Innovation Practice Institute will help local innovators, especially those in high-tech start up, get businesses going so that they can bring their ideas to market.


“[Executive Director Justine] Kasznica plans to launch the first survey course [on innovation law] in spring 2012, and is working this year on securing partnerships and funding to make the program sustainable.  Seed funding came from the Innovation Economy program of the Heinz Endowment.


The program’s faculty director, Michael Madison, who also teaches courses on intellectual property and contracts, would like the program to boost the region’s legal community so it operates as a network hub to foster connections between entrepreneurs and the larger business community.”


The article appeared on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.

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