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New graduate program in IP Management and Markets

The Illinois Institute of Technology has launched the first master’s program in the United States that provides a foundational understanding of intellectual property that integrates perspectives and skills from five key disciplines (business, computer science, design, engineering and law). It recognizes the role of and the need for intellectual asset managers in an era when intellectual assets constitute the bulk of corporate assets. Graduates of the program will be equipped to take strategic and leadership roles in leveraging and managing intellectual property through marketing, research and development, portfolio management, legal protection and/or business transactions.

The Master of Intellectual Property Management and Markets program consists of one year of full-time study (30 credit hours) starting in the fall term and running through the following summer. Courses track the life cycle of intellectual property from inception to exploitation. Electives covering engineering, law and business provide an opportunity to enhance or augment prior education or business experiences. The Capstone Class provides an experiential learning opportunity integrating the students’ newly acquired knowledge, experiences and expertise. Instructional teams for this program are drawn from five IIT colleges, as well as from the world of IP practitioners.

The next program year begins in August 2011, and applications are currently being accepted. Completed applications are considered as received, and offers of acceptance will be made beginning in February 2011. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and either a graduate degree or demonstrated satisfactory performance on an appropriate standardized test (e.g., GMAT, LSAT, GRE).

For more information, or to get involved in the program, please visit or contact Jackie Leimer, Program Director, at or at 312.906.5225.



Guard-IT provides third-party escrow services to secure software source code, data, formulas, diagrams and other intellectual property, protecting the owner’s intellectual property and the buyer’s or licensee’s interests simultaneously.

Often referred to as “software escrow”, “source code escrow” or “intellectual property escrow”, Guard-IT protects your technology assets by placing them with an independent party for safekeeping. The contract or “escrow agreement” defines terms of the developer’s ownership, designation of clients, licensees, investors or other interested parties as beneficiary(ies) and specific terms or “release conditions” that would trigger the release or transfer of the escrow deposit materials to a beneficiary.

Established in 1999, Austin, Texas-based Guard-IT Corporation serves clients in 24 countries around the world, ranging from small technology developers to large, international corporations and government agencies. Clients can setup escrow agreements, submit escrow materials, add beneficiaries and make online payments at Guard-IT’s secure website.

For free draft escrow agreements and other information, e-mail or call (512) 282-1995.


Lassen Innovation

Lassen Innovation has been involved in the successful development, commercialization and launch of some of the country’s best technologies. Our real world expertise in the area of new product development, product commercialization and technology transfer allows you to benefit from our experiences in a wide range of industries and technologies. The bottom line is we bring the skills and experience necessary to meet your organizations innovation management goals. For more information please visit



e-IP ( is a very cost-effective online marketplace that facilitates the marketing of Intellectual Property (IP). This unique website provides a global database for research organizations to search, list, license, buy and sell published and non-published IP in a secure setting.

Differentiated Features include:

  • Confidential listings through an online NDA
  • Automated Import of your IP
  • Easy to understand IP descriptions, applications and available fields of use
  • Advanced searching through all posted IP documents
  • Alerts corresponding to searchers’ criteria
  • Alerts letting IP listers know who looked at their IP

Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco, PL

Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets

All of our attorneys have one or more science degrees, and are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, or they are primarily engaged in trademark matters.

Our scientific backgrounds include chemistry, biology and bioengineering, electronics, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and the mechanical arts.

Free Initial Consultation
Miami: Boca Raton:
305-830-2600 561-989-9811

Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco, PL



Flintbox is a FREE web-based application that revolutionizes the way the innovation community can share technologies, distribute new materials and software, and collaborate on research projects. With Flintbox, e-commerce is easy; credit card transactions, click-through licensing and purchase authorizations are built in. Project Elements including IP data, fully customizable text elements, and a video uploading tool can enhance your marketing efforts.

Functionality is geared towards several user-types including universities, corporations, technology communities, innovators and entrepreneurs. Over 11,000 users at 250 organizations across six continents are already using Flintbox-Visit to join the world’s largest open innovation network!


Ocean Tomo, LLC

Established in 2003, Ocean Tomo, LLC ( is the leading Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ firm that specializes in understanding and leveraging Intellectual Property (“IP”) assets. The company provides advice in IP-related mergers and acquisitions, investments, valuations, financial & survey expert testimony, analytics and IP auctions. Headquartered in Chicago, Ocean Tomo has offices in San Francisco, Palm Beach, Orange County and Washington, DC. Subsidiaries of Ocean Tomo include: Ocean Tomo Auctions, LLC; Ocean Tomo Asset Management, LLC; and Ocean Tomo Capital, LLC — publisher of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index (Amex: OTPAT), the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Growth Index (Amex: OTPATG) and the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Value Index (Amex: OTPATV).