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Marist Presents: The Role of Intellectual Property in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

POUGHKEEPSIE – When a company's formation is based on proprietary innovation, understanding how to protect intellectual property (IP) is integral to raising capital and creating a definable market advantage. Technology businesses are increasingly dependent on the development, licensing, commercialization and implementation of IP.

In conjunction with iCANny, New York’s virtual clean tech acceleration network, Marist presents the symposium, “The Role of Intellectual Property in Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” featuring a talented group of IP attorneys and developers, who will discuss how to research, protect, and leverage IP and enforce IP rights.

The event will take place Tuesday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Marist College’s Hancock Center, Room 2023. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Panelists include: Albany-based IP lawyers Sander Rabin; and Lee Palmateer and Larry Cutter of Palmateer LLC; IP lawyer Steve Ackerman of the Poughkeepsie firm Saile Ackerman; and Marist College Senior Professional Lecturer in Computer Science Alan Labouseur.

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Registration, breakfast, and networking
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Panel presentation with Q & A
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Lunch and breakout sessions

For reservations, which are required, please email The cost of the program, including a light breakfast and lunch, is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Checks are payable to Hudson Valley Center for Innovation, PO Box 447, New City, NY 10956 and should be marked “IP Symposium.”