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I am intellectual property attorney with more than a decade of experience across the spectrum intellectual property law, including procurement, commercialization, and enforcement.  I also have several years of general practice experience, including corporate, business and civil litigation practice that give me a broader perspective of the legal landscape that intellectual property occupies. I am therefore particularly equipped to advise clients at all phases of IP law, with an understanding of how my advice influences my clients’ rights across the entire spectrum of issues that may be encountered, particularly in the commercialization and enforcement of IP.  I also have finely honed technical-analytical skills stemming from eight years of actual engineering experience with General Electric.   


I provide professional service in a professional, yet relaxed atmosphere.  I am available 24/7 and provide highly personal service, forming loyal and lasting relationships.  I care about my clients and take care to familiarize myself with their businesses so I can best provide quality legal counsel. 



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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 25%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Licensing: 15%
    20 years, 100 cases
  3. Copyright: 15%
    20 years, 25 cases
  4. Trademark: 15%
    20 years, 25 cases
  5. Other: 30%
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  • Timothy Stephen Hart

    I endorse this lawyer's work as an Intellectual Property attorney. Lee is an extremely well informed attorney, hard working, and professional in his dealings with both clients and other attorneys. He demonstrates a keen attention to detail and is creative. I would recommend him in the future.


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  • Ariel Elaine Solomon

    I endorse this lawyer.   Lee is an exceptional Intellectual Property attorney with an astounding aptitude for litigation.   Always a consummate professional, Lee has distinguished his work product as the gold standard of draftsmanship. A quality heralded only by the most experienced of practitioners.  I strongly recommend his services.


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Contact info

Lee Palmateer Law Office LLC

90 State Street
Suite 700
Albany, NY, 12207


NYCurrently registered 199603/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberLee Palmateer Law Office LLC2009 - Present
AttorneyHeslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.2000 - 2009
AttorneyConnor, Curran & Schram, P.C.1997 - 2000
AttorneyLacy, Katzen, Ryen & Mittleman, LLP1995 - 1997
EngineerGeneral Electric Company1984 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
BioconnexMember2010 - Present
Center for Economic GrowthLocal Government Council2010 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2010 - Present
Albany County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Clarkson University Center for EntrepreneurshipVice Chair of Deployment2009 - Present
Clarksion University School of BusinessBusiness Leadership Council Member2008 - Present
Licensing Executive Society, Tech Valley ChapterTreasurer2005 - Present
Eastern New York Intellectual Property Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Greene County Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2000
American Society of Mechanical EngineersN/A1982 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
NewRiver, Inc. v. Newkirk Products, Inc.Won jury verdict of patent non-infringement and patent invalidity. Won verdict of no breach of contract.
Protein Bar Technologies, LLC v. Standard Candy Company, Inc.Favorable settlement.
Fusco Group, Inc. v. Loss Consultants Intern., Inc., 462 F.Supp.2d 321, N.D.N.Y., September 29, 2006 (NO. 1:05 CV 1208 LEK/DRH)Won summary judgment.
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Publication nameTitleDate
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Clarkson UniversityMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State University of New York Small Business Development CenterIntroduction to Intellectual Property2012
Clarkson UniversityIntroduction to Intellectual Property2011
Copyrights for Photographers by Lee PalmateerCopyrights for Photographers2010
Tech Valley Engineering SymposiumIntellectual Property2007
Introduction to Intellectual PropertyCommercialization of Intellectual Property2007
International Intellectual PropertyInternational Trademarks2007
An Introduction to Intellectual PropertyCopyrights and Trademarks2006
Introduction to Intellectual Property LawTrade Secrets, Trademarks and Copyrights2002
Protection and Commercialization of Intellectual Property for SoftwareCopyrights, Trade Secrets and Duty of Loyalty2001
Intellectual Property LawCommercialization of Intellectual Property2001
Intellectual PropertyCopyrights2001
New York State Continuing Legal Education SeminarTrademarks2000