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Innovation Advancement Program

The Innovation Advancement Program (IAP) is an innovative program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law that pairs inventors, technology entrepreneurs, tech transfer professionals, and emerging technology companies with some of ASU’s brightest students in law, business, engineering, and the sciences.   Multi-disciplinary student teams can undertake a wide array of legal and business planning services that help early stage ventures solidify their legal and business foundations, avoiding many of the mistakes and pitfalls often made when moving technology into the marketplace. 
Students eligible to participate in the IAP include undergraduate students from the Barrett, The Honors College and graduate students from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawW.P Carey School of BusinessIra A. Fulton School of Engineering, and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Student teams are guided throughout the semester by the Co-Directors of the IAP – Raees Mohamed, an attorney with Wong Fujii Carter, and Tom Fulcher, founder of the Valley-based The Idea Gardener. Additional supervision and guidance will also be provided the program's In-Residence professionals, especially Jon Coury, from the Hool Law Group of Phoenix.  Eric Menkhus, longtime Director of the IAP, has moved to a new role at the law school but will work with IAP students and staff on an as needed basis.
In addition to services offered via the IAP, students and prospective clients may be interested in learning more about our affiliated programs, the Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic and the Healthcare Entrepreneurship Clinic. All three programs offer essential services to innovators and early stage companies and work together closely.
For additional information on the various aspects of the IAP, please click one of the links below (also available via the links at the upper left of the screen if you wish to directly navigate from one of the other pages of the IAP website:
·         Further information on the IAP’s structure and the services we provide are available here.
·         Prospective students can learn more about participating in the IAP by clicking here.
·         Prospective clients can learn more about working with the IAP, including client selection criteria and the application process, by clicking here.
·         Learn more about the Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic by clicking here.
·         Learn more about the Healthcare Entrepreneurship Clinic by clicking here.

The Innovation Advancement Program is supported by: