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Ocean Exchange Team

Marc S. Adler

President, Marc Adler, LLC

Marc S. Adler is the President of a private intellectual property strategy consulting practice (Marc Adler LLC).

For 26 years he worked for Rohm and Haas Company, and served as the Company’s Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Associate General Counsel (1993-2008). Rohm and Haas Company was a worldwide 8 billion dollar specialty chemicals and material company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Marc had worldwide responsibility for all intellectual property matters for the company including patent preparation and prosecution, intellectual property strategies, licensing and litigation, and managed a group of 25 attorneys and agents in the US, Europe, Japan and China.

Marc is a past President of the Intellectual Property Owners, and the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel. He has also served on the USPTO Public Advisory Council.

Marc received his BS ChE from the City College of New York, his MS ChE from the University of Florida, and his law degree (JD) from St. John’s University in New York. He started his career as a Chemical Engineer with Esso Research and Engineering and Union Carbide Corporation before becoming an associate with a patent law firm in New York City.

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“Ocean Exchange has a platform to enable people with information that they need to know about the ocean and then to showcase new technologies that are on the forefront of really helping the ocean and the planet.”

“The quality of the content and the people who are involved with Ocean Exchange is all high end.”

“Besides funding, Ocean Exchange provides access to a wide area network of incredibly talented people in organizations that really do just want to help people.”

“Ocean Exchange is really about helping the little guys grow and in so doing, helping the big guys be better ocean citizens.”

“Ocean Exchange seems to be much more focused on bringing to light under-capitalized, wonderful new technology ideas. And it’s all about two-way access to this new technology and to the people who can help with the experience to grow that technology.”

“Ocean Exchange is a force multiplier to enable sustainable innovation.”

“Ocean Exchange is a global, novel innovation forum that has a greater ability to attract a broader range of impactful stakeholders than any other event that’s out there.”

“Unquestionably, one of Ocean Exchange’s primary strengths is how it brings together people from different paths. That makes its event a delegator experience as well as experience for an innovator or awards nominee.”

“Ocean Exchange is entirely different from any of the other organizations that I’m involved in. It is about sustainable innovation. I think it’s also very different in the extremely broad range of stakeholders that it involves.”

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