A Patent Agent Who Knows the Stresses of a Start-Up
Alan Coté is the principal and founder of Green Mountain Innovations LLC. He holds a BS in
Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo, and was admitted to practice before the
US Patent and Trademark Office in 2001 as a Patent Agent.
GMI knows first-hand the realities of a technology start-up, standing apart from big law firms
that cater to deep-pocketed clients. In 1997, Cote co-founded CC Kinetics Inc. CCK spent several
years developing breakthrough technology for sports performance monitoring, and licensed the
resulting intellectual property to a Polar Electro OY, the world’s leader maker of heart rate
monitors for athletes. His leadership at CCK drove the venture from idea genesis through final
licensing negotiations, resulting in a 14-year long royalty stream.
CCK cemented his interest in intellectual property, and he went on to sit for the Patent BAR
exam. Through his patent practice, Green Mountain Innovations LLC, he has represented scores
of inventors before the US Patent Office. In addition to patent drafting and prosecution, his
expertise also includes market evaluation, commercialization, and licensing strategies for new