By Jason Rantanen
As most of you know, I am an associate professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law, in Iowa City, Iowa. One of my initiatives this past semester was a relaunch of the Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center’s website.
The IBLC is a joint faculty venture that focuses on intellectual property, antitrust and corporate law topics. We host nationally renowned speakers, provide enrichment programming for our students, and support our innovative courses in these areas. The latter includes our popular Iowa Medical Innovation Group seminar, in which teams of five to eight students from the business, law, medical and engineering schools design and develop a new medical technology. (One of the advantages of being affiliated with a major research hospital is that we can offer interdisciplinary programs like this.)
The relaunched website contains additional details about our programs in innovation and business law, as well as occasional stories about our current students and alumni. We also run new articles on a regular basis, so if you are an Iowa alum it may be worth a few moments’ time to stop in occasionally and see what’s happening in innovation & business law at Iowa. Our alumni play a tremendous role in the law school and I’m always happy to hear from them.