Commerce Dept. Will Put Patent Officer on Cornell’s Science Campus in NYC

The U.S. Department of Commerce will permanently install a patent officer on Cornell University’s new science and engineering campus in New York City, giving students and researchers an easier way to bring their ideas to market, the department announced on Tuesday. Department and university officials said the arrrangement was a first-of-its-kind collaboration. The patent officer, to be known as the “innovation and outreach coordinator,” will help students and others “get access to a broad array of government commercialization resources,” the department said in a news release. Cornell and its partner, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, last year were named the winners of a high-profile competition to build a new applied-sciences campus in the city.

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