Professor Hagelin teaches intellectual property and technology commercialization law, and his research focuses on intellectual property strategy and patent valuation. He has developed a new method to value patents, called Competitive Advantage Valuation or CAV, and currently has a patent application pending on the CAV method. Professor Hagelin is the founder and director of the Syracuse University New Technology Law Center (SUNTEC) and of the Technology Commercialization Research Center (TCRC). In his capacity as director of the TCRC, Professor Hagelin has supervised over 100 research projects on the commercial development of early-stage technologies on behalf of universities, federal research laboratories, technology development organizations, and large, medium, small and start-up companies. Professor Hagelin has also directed foreign law programs in London and Hong Kong.
In March 2004, Syracuse University College of Law was selected by the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR), in a peer review state-wide competition, to be the New York State Science & Technology Law Center (NYS STLC) for the next three years. With funding in excess of $1 million, the mission of the NYS STLC is to provide legal education, research, information and support services to the more than 30 research centers supported by New York State. Professor Hagelin will serve as director of the NYS-STLC.
Professor Hagelin was the editor-in-chief of the law review while in law school. He practiced in the area of corporate/commercial law with Dechert, Price and Rhoades in Philadelphia, and taught at the University of Cincinnati Law School prior to joining the Syracuse law faculty. Professor Hagelin is a member of the New York State Bar, the Pennsylvania State Bar, the Licensing Executive Society, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Association of University Technology Managers.