Blaine brings his graduate level education and hands-on laboratory experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and genetics to the firm’s Toxic Tort and Environmental practice.
He advises members of the practice regarding the many unique and complex scientific issues that are involved in environmental litigation. Blaine also brings his extensive background in, and experience with, federal court litigation to the practice.
Blaine is also a registered patent attorney and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice, focusing on the prosecution and litigation of patents, trademarks and copyrights. He works closely with inventors to prepare patent applications in the fields of biotechnology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, chemistry and software, among others. Blaine’s practice also includes preparing opinions of counsel relating to freedom to operate, patentability of inventions, patent validity and patent infringement. He is also experienced in litigation involving all aspects of intellectual property in both administrative proceedings and in federal court.
Prior to joining Bond, Blaine obtained a Ph.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse where his research was in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and genetics, studying the effects of stress on the cell. He has authored or co-authored seven research papers, including two with Syracuse University Angela S. Cooney Professor of Law Lisa A. Dolak relating to the portrayal of the United States Patent System in the media.
Honors & Affiliations
- Listed in:
- New York Super Lawyers 2019®, Upstate New York Rising Star, Intellectual Property
- New York Super Lawyers 2018®, Upstate New York Rising Star, Intellectual Property
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Secretary, Board of Trustees, The Erie Canal Museum
- Board Member, The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
- At Large Representative, The Association of Professional Genealogists