Annette I. Kahler

Annette I. Kahler


Office: Albany | 518-452-5600 linkedin | vCard

Annette is a seasoned IP attorney with broad-ranging experience gained from her career in technology, law and business. Her practice focuses on worldwide IP protection, enforcement and management; technology licensing; university technology transfer; and the IP aspects of business planning and strategy.

Prior to joining the firm, Annette was director of the Center for Law & Innovation and a visiting faculty member at Albany Law School in Albany, NY. Previously, she was CEO and general counsel of Ascella Technologies in Vienna, VA, and vice president, associate general counsel, and director of intellectual property at American Management Systems, Inc. in Fairfax, VA. Annette is a leading expert and frequent lecturer on women's innovation and women's participation in the field of IP law.

"Implementation of the Music Modernization Act: Copyright Office Issues Solicitation for Mechanical Licensing Collective," The Daily Record (February 21, 2019)

"No Mr. Trump, You Can't Use Our Music," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (August 16, 2016)

"Who Says You Can't Buy Me Love?" The Daily Record IP Frontiers (February 18, 2015)

"Selfies and Copyrights: It's No Monkey Business," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (September 16, 2014)

"A Look Back at Top IP News of 2011, and a Look Ahead," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (January 17, 2012)

"Enhancing Brand Value Through Smart Trademark Practices," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (May 17, 2011)

  • George Mason University, School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Rochester
  • Association of University Technology Managers
  • Inn of Court - Platinum Designation, IP and Innovation Founding Member
  • Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • New York State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Washington D.C.