The Lisa Family Foundation
The Lisa Family Foundation established the Lisa Fellowship Program at Arizona State University in 2005. The program is designed to assist the University with evaluating, protecting, and enforcing its intellectual property, while simultaneously providing law student Fellows with hands-on experience in patent evaluation, licensing, and enforcement. The program also provides an annual award to a graduating student for academic excellence and significant contribution to the Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Innovation.
In 2010, the Lisa Family Foundation also established the Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic at Arizona State University. Students in the 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.
More recently, in 2016, the Lisa Family Foundation established the Lisa Family Innovation Grant for Neurosurgery Resident Research at the Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. As part of that grant, the Foundation established the Barrow Innovation Center, which is designed to provide residents at the hospital with the appropriate channels for identifying, developing, and patenting inventions in collaboration with Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic.