Business Education Resources

Gilbert and its community partners host a number of business education seminars throughout the year. As these seminars arise, they will be located on the news and events portion of the website. If you are interested in receiving information and invitations to these seminars, please email Jennifer Graves at Jennifer.Graves@gilbertaz.gov.

Additionally, below is a link to a number of unendorsed business education seminars that may help you in growing your business:

Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI)

The Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) offers a comprehensive, holistic approach to meeting a variety of advanced manufacturing needs through a combination of core programs: Electronics, Drafting, Automation and Machining, and Welding. The outcome: A professional and technical workforce trained to meet the growing economic development needs of the region.

Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic

Students in the Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic receive hands-on experience in real-world patent prosecution, licensing and litigation, and learn skills needed to recognize and obtain valuable and enforceable patents for clients. Regardless of whether students plan to practice transactional patent law or in patent litigation, the Clinic gives students exposure to both areas of practice so to practice law or in patent litigation, the Clinic gives students exposure to both areas of practice so that they may understand the impact that actions taken during the patent procurement process have during a subsequent patent litigation.

Through their clinical experience, students work with independent inventors and start-up companies to draft and prosecute patent applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office under the supervision of licensed patent attorneys. Additionally, students learn to conduct validity and infringement analyses while gaining valuable skills such as patent due diligence, valuation, and licensing strategies.

Students are expected to commit 10 hours per week to the Clinic, a graded course (3 credits).

Patent Licensing & Enforcement (3-hour or 1-hour) is a required co- or pre-requisite, and Patent Law, Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation are recommended. A background in science or engineering may be helpful, but is not required.

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.