Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC Expands Rochester Office


Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., announces the expansion of its Rochester office to include 5 intellectual property law attorneys and patent agents. Attorney Andrew Gonsalves, and Patent Agents Chris Miller and Lee Fleckenstein, formerly of Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, will be joining partner Wayne F. Reinke and attorney Alana M. Fuierer in the firm’s Rochester office. With a total of twenty-eight attorneys and patent agents, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. is the largest law firm dedicated exclusively to intellectual property law in upstate New York. Chris Miller will work in the firm’s electrical engineering and computer science practice group. Andrew Gonsalves and Lee Fleckenstein will work with the firm’s chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech practice groups. Wayne Reinke will continue to practice in the firm’s Internet and Electrical/Computer Science practice groups, and Alana Fuierer will continue to serve as co-chair of the firm’s Cleantech IP practice group, and work with the firm’s intellectual property litigation practice.


The law firm will be moving to a new 5,000 square foot office space at 100 Meridian Centre, Suite 250, Rochester, New York 14618, after November 1, 2008.


The firm’s managing partner, Jeff Rothenberg, stated “Western New York is home to many successful and innovative companies and research – oriented universities. With our singular focus on intellectual property, our firm is specially qualified to help clients maximize the benefits of their ingenuity. We are very excited to be expanding our presence in Rochester which will enhance our ability to assist clients, throughout New York State, develop their intellectual property strategies and portfolios.”


Mr. Gonsalves is an experienced patent attorney who concentrates in life sciences, biotechnology, and chemical fields. Mr. Gonsalves has worked on a variety of technologies, including: recombinant DNA technology; protein purification; molecular diagnostics; transgenic plants; transgenic animals; pharmaceuticals; genomics; proteomics; cellulosic ethanol; biofuels; biological and chemical synthetic pathways; stem cells; agricultural biotechnology; traditional plant breeding; biological markers; vaccines (animal and human); RNAi technology; plant patents; organic compound synthesis; human, animal, and plant disease detection and treatments; ion channels; pathogen detection (human, animal, and plant); bioactive microbial products; viral, bacterial, and fungal plant pathogens; bioherbicides; biological control; bioactive botanical extracts; cosmetics; bioreactors; functional foods; and nutraceuticals. He also has experience in non-life sciences technologies, including medical devices, lasers, optics, electrostatographic imaging, UV reactors, diesel engine devices, and mechanical devices. Mr. Gonsalves has a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology & Genetics Concentration) from State University of New York at Buffalo; a Master’s of Science, in Botanical Sciences (Plant Pathology Concentration) from University of Hawaii at Manoa; and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Pace University School of Law.


Chris Miller is an experienced patent agent who concentrates his patent practice in the electrical, nanotechnology/MEMS, imaging science, software/firmware, and electro-mechanical fields. He also has commercialization experience and assists clients in the management, development, and strategic planning related to their patent portfolios. Mr. Miller successfully prosecutes U.S. and international patent applications for major research universities, Fortune 500 companies, established mid-size companies, and promising start-up companies with individual and venture capital funding. Prior to becoming a registered patent agent in 2001, Mr. Miller worked as an engineer at Hewlett-Packard, the Eastman Kodak Company, and Xerox. Mr. Miller enjoys and is skilled at working with complex technologies. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with Honors from Syracuse University in 1993 and is the President-Elect of the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association.


Lee Fleckenstein has 16 years experience as a Patent Agent, and worked for more than 30 years as a research scientist at Eastman Kodak Company Research Laboratories. Dr. Fleckenstein has a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Carnegie Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. represents clients in the protection and commercialization of intellectual property, both domestic and foreign, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has gained national recognition in the area of Intellectual Property Law and was listed among the “Top Patent Firms” and “Top Trademark Firms” in Intellectual Property Law Today.


For More Information Contact:
Jeff Rothenberg, Esq.
David P. Miranda, Esq.
518-452-5600