Devin S. Morgan

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540 Broadway,
Albany, NY 12207
Tel: 518-449-0044
Fax: 518-449-0047

Bar Admissions

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • State of New York


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)
    Juris Doctor and Master of Intellectual Property
  • Dartmouth College
    A. Engineering Science & Asian Studies

Devin S. Morgan

Special Counsel

Devin Morgan is Special Counsel focuses his practice on intellectual property strategy and management for startup and growth companies. His work includes patent application preparation and prosecution, patent portfolio development, intellectual property sale, licensing, and acquisition, trademark protection, and counseling startup companies and investors on all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, NDA, licensing, commercial contract, business formation, internet, and social media law.  His business and technical experience includes electronics, software, data storage & systems, energy technologies, electro-mechanical control systems, consumer products, and food & beverage.  Devin represents founders, investors, and growth companies looking to build and utilize strategic intellectual property assets for their ventures.

Devin is a true counselor who enjoys working with first-time entrepreneurs and executives who are new to the challenges and complexities of intellectual property law.  He brings over 15 years of diverse experience as an entrepreneur, former in-house counsel to global technology companies, and legal counsel to companies of all sizes.  His background gives him a holistic point of view with a business-focused approach to intellectual property risks and opportunities. He shares a passion for building something new and understands that every business and every founding team has different priorities, challenges, and resources for growing their venture.

Devin managed thousands of patents and intellectual property agreements as in-house intellectual property counsel for Seagate Technology and Maxtor Corporation, including managing outside law firms and keeping them on budget and on time.  As a result, he is an advocate of fixed-fee, project-based legal services and helps clients of all sizes structure fixed-fee projects with specific deliverables and deadlines.  This enables better budgeting and predictability so that clients can focus on their business.  Devin also understands the tough choices that entrepreneurs and executives have to make with their limited resources and helps clients integrate their intellectual property strategies and budgets with their overall business plans and opportunities.  He has also developed intellectual property training, invention review, and portfolio management processes for companies of various sizes.

Devin has been practicing intellectual property law since 1999, including law firms in Washington D.C., Silicon Valley, Chicago and Rochester as well as consulting and in-house counsel positions in the Boston area. He’s from the Finger Lakes region and now lives and works in Cooperstown with his family.  He is active in local economic development, including as Board Chair for Otsego Now, the Otsego County IDA and CRC, and promoting entrepreneurship, local investment, and sustainable growth in the Mohawk Valley region.

Professional Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Board Chair, County of Otsego Industrial Development Agency
  • Board Chair, Otsego County Capital Resource Corporation
  • thINCubator, Mentor Network