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Blaine is an intellectual property and technology attorney whose practice focuses on patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He is a registered patent attorney and has extensive experience prosecuting both patents and trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and registering copyrights with the United States Copyright Office.

Blaine works closely with inventors to prepare patent applications in the fields of biotechnology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, chemistry and software applications, among others. His practice also includes preparing opinions of counsel relating to freedom to operate, patentability of inventions, patent validity and patent infringement. Blaine is also experienced in litigation involving all aspects of intellectual property in both administrative proceedings and in federal court.

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Recently Issued Patents

  • 8,118,880 Coloring composition containing L-DOPA and L-arginine
  • 8,086,675 Generating a fingerprint of a bit sequence
  • 8,084,140 Silver platelets comprising palladium
  • 8,060,820 Collaborative editing of a document
  • 8,056,774 Fluid dispensing system
  • 8,053,744 Location analysis using nucleic acid-labeled tags
  • 8,032,523 Method and system for data migration

  • Listed in:
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Upstate New York Rising Star, Intellectual Property, 2018 - 2020
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Executive Committee, Board of Directors; Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • Order of the Coif, Syracuse University College of Law Chapter
  • Editor, Journal of Genetic Genealogy, 2009-Present
  • Notes and Comments Editor, Syracuse Science & Technology Reporter

  • An Interview with Blaine Bettinger, Investigative Genetic Genealogy, Legally Bond Podcast, June 21, 2021
  • Inspirational Speaker and Law Roundtable Facilitator, Northern New York STEP and CSTEP 21st Annual Career Exploration Symposium, February 11, 2017
  • Speaker and Panelist, Southern California Genealogy Society Jamboree, Burbank, CA, June 5-8, 2014
  • Social Media: Implications for Intellectual Property Law, New York State Science & Technology Law Center, 2010

  • Co-Author, "Four Misconceptions About Investigative Genetic Genealogy,” Journal of Law and the Biosciences, April 23, 2021
  • Quoted in "Are DNA Testing Companies Selling My Genetic Information?," SuperLawyers.com, 2018
  • Blaine T. Bettinger, George R. McGuire, "How the Supreme Court Got It Right in Mayo v. Prometheus," The SciTech Lawyer, Volume 10, Issue 1, Fall 2013
  • Bettinger, Co-Author, "The United States Patent System in the Media Mirror," Syracuse Law Review, 2008, Vol. 58, No. 3. Selected for inclusion in the 2009 PATENT LAW REVIEW, an annual anthology published by Thomson Reuters (West)
  • Bettinger, Co-Author, "eBay and the Blackberry®: A Media Coverage Case Study," Akron Intellectual Property Law Journal, 2008, Vol. 2, No. 1
  • "Pencils, White-Out, and Loose Leaf Paper: Student Researchers' Need for Basic Intellectual Property Instruction," New York State Science and Technology Center at Syracuse University College of Law Newsletter, March 2008

  • Former Secretary, Board of Trustees, The Erie Canal Museum
  • Board Member, The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
  • At Large Representative, The Association of Professional Genealogists