The General Counsel and Secretary of the Institute serves as the chief legal officer for the Institute, negotiating, writing, and executing agreements and contracts; providing legal counsel to the President and academic and administrative leaders; explaining legal language; and providing legal guidance on domestic and international joint ventures, and strategic partnerships.
Office of the General Counsel
Export controls are U.S. federal government laws and regulations that require federal agency approval before the export of controlled items, commodities, technology, software, information or technical assistance to restricted foreign countries, nationals/persons, and entities (including universities).
Office of Intellectual Property Optimization
The Office of Intellectual Property Optimization (IPO) at Rensselaer supports researchers in protecting intellectual property and bringing inventions into the commercial marketplace. IPO is dedicated to building relationships with commercial partners to benefit Rensselaer and the broader community.