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Lee Palmateer

Intellectual Property Attorney and Litigator

Lee Palmateer is a seasoned intellectual property (“IP”) attorney and litigator. Prior to starting the Lee Palmateer Law Office in November 2009, Lee devoted ten years of his practice to IP law with upstate New York’s largest firm exclusively dedicated to intellectual property law, handling IP matters for individual entrepreneurs, large and small corporations, universities and government agencies.

Before that, Lee practiced corporate law and general litigation for several years. Lee earned his Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School in 1995 and has been in private law practice since then. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in 1984 and joined General Electric at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory as a Mechanical Engineer from 1984 until entering law school in 1992. Lee has held public elected office in New York, including Town Supervisor for the Town of Athens, County Legislator for Greene County, and School Board Member for the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District.

For more information on how we can help you protect and commercialize your intellectual property rights, please call the Lee Palmateer Law Office at 518-591-4636.

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  • Admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts state courts, and federal courts, including the: U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and Federal District Courts for all four districts in New York (Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts).
  • Patent Attorney – licensed to practice patent law before the United State Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Litigation and Enforcement – 20+ years of intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, including patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and trade secret misappropriation matters. Lee is trained in Trial Skills and Deposition Skills by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
  • Tech Transfer and IP Commercialization – countless intellectual property transactions ranging from simple Non-disclosure Agreements to very complex Joint Development Agreements and Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • Trademarks – hundreds of trademark applications and registrations over his career.
  • IP Opinions – authored several non-infringement, clearance, and patentability opinions.
  • Copyrights – provided copyright registration counsel, including copyright registrations for software and other works of authorship.
  • Trade Secrets – counseled several clients regarding trade secret and proprietary information matters.
  • IP-related Leadership Roles – member of Clarkson University’s Business Leadership Council, Treasurer of the Tech Valley Licensing Executive Society, and member of the Advisory Board of Clarkson University’s Entrepreneurship Center.