Leonard Agneta

Leonard Agneta

Director, Maine Patent Program

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Leonard Agneta heads the state wide operations of the Maine Patent Program. As an integral part of the Center for Law and Innovation, the Maine Patent program combines experienced professionals with university students to support the innovations of small businesses, independent inventors, and entrepreneurs of Maine.

Mr. Agneta has an extensive background conducting the commercialization of new technology through contract management, intellectual property protection, technology licensing, and service to entrepreneurs. He is an outspoken critic of patent reform legislation and an advocate of high technology economic development. He especially enjoys mentoring students as they learn the skills of intellectual property development and technology transfer.

Before relocating to Maine, Mr. Agneta was associate general counsel and director of intellectual property at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology and a Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico. He is a registered patent attorney and a member of the National Association of University Attorneys, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Association of University Technology Managers.

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