Last week, MTA’s Applied Science Club hosted Daniel J. Gross, Esq., an Intellectual Property attorney at Myers Wolin, LLC. Mr. Gross presented an overview of IP law, providing the students with a basic understanding of copyrights, trademarks, and patents, among other related legal concepts. Approximately 60 students participated in the event, highlighting the interest that MTA students demonstrate in the areas of science, engineering, and entrepreneurship. And since the students in MTA’s Scientific Engineering Program and Business Club have valuable, practical ideas to protect, it felt only appropriate to learn the basics of patent law!
The room hummed with excitement–and students nibbled on pizza, graciously provided by Mr. Harris Wolin of Myers Wolin–as Mr. Gross summarized the important precepts behind IP law. In so doing, students came to better understand the legal protections of the software running on their smartphones and iPads.
It was yet another example of some of the many opportunities MTA students have to bring their ideas from a classroom concept to a real-life invention.