Albany, NY (6/24/2013) - Hoffman Warnick LLC, an intellectual property law firm based in Albany, NY, is proud to announce the appointment of  James M. Acheson Jr. as Associate, and Matthew J. Kinnier as Associate. 

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James M. Acheson Jr.

Mr. Acheson’s practice involves preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications in the electrical and mechanical arts. Prior to joining Hoffman Warnick, Mr. Acheson worked as an associate at the Washington, D.C. office of a national I.P. firm, as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as a patent and antitrust litigator for a national firm, as In-House patent counsel for a start-up carbon nanotube-based semiconductor company and as a molecular biology/radiation oncology researcher at Harvard Medical School.

Mr. Acheson’s background includes a B.S. from Reed College, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, and J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Matt Kinnier

Matthew J. Kinnier

Mr. Kinnier's practice involves preparing and prosecuting patent applications, patentability and infringement opinions, and analysis of patent portfolios. Prior to joining Hoffman Warnick, Mr. Kinnier previously worked with clients on matters in several technical disciplines including: mechanical systems and components; turbo machinery; alternative energies; energy storage systems; natural gas liquefaction processes; energy exploration and production; and rehabilitative systems. Before becoming an associate at Hoffman Warnick LLC, Mr. Kinnier worked as a contracted attorney for Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas, where he prepared patent applications, prosecuted pending cases, and provided intellectual property support for several businesses within the company. Prior to becoming a contracted attorney, he was an intern at the United States Department of Energy's Offices of Science and General Counsel, where he aided in the negotiation and development of Agreements for Commercializing Technology ("ACT"), a technology transfer mechanism available at U.S. National Laboratories. Additional experience includes patent prosecution work with an independent patent attorney and inventor in New Hampshire, and a full-semester extern position at Orr & Reno, P.A., where Mr. Kinnier performed civil litigation work for several attorneys within the firm.

Mr. Kinnier's background includes a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Engineering & Management from Clarkson University and a J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Mr. Kinnier is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


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