IP Co-Lab

1.22.18 — A panel of attorneys at Fish & Richardson treated members of the IP CO-LAB (photographed) to lunch and an informative panel discussion on IP Law today at their head office at One Marina Park Drive, Boston. Jay DeKugler Young, a partner specializing in patent law who has met with the IP CO-LAB in past quarters, organized the lunch and panel. She spoke about her experience working on patents for hospitals and universities. Jeffrey Weber, a partner who works with a number of computer software clients, gave practical advice to students working with app developers. John McCormick discussed the importance of trademarks for entrepreneurs. Cambria Alpha-Cobb also provided insights into working with clients on patent matters.The students of the IP CO-LAB asked a number of questions regarding IP and engaged in a fruitful discussion with the panel.


The IP CO-LAB, led by students at the School of Law and faculty from the law and business schools, provides a range of crucial IP-​​related legal information and services to inventors and ventures in Northeastern’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. It collaborates with the university’s Center for Research Innovation, student-​​run venture accelerator (IDEA) and the Center for Entrepreneurial Education. Its goal is to enhance the campus innovation environment and provide opportunities for all members of the Northeastern community – with a special focus on law students supporting design, engineering and business students – to better understand and use intellectual property. 

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.