About Us

Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti (HRFM) was founded in 1970 by Mr. Robert Heslin. Since its humble beginnings, it has grown into the largest Intellectual Property law firm in Upstate New York, helping clients protect and enforce their Intellectual Property for over 45 years.

HRFM’s more than 30 attorneys and patent agents are some of the most respected professionals in their fields. The firm’s patent professionals have expertise in numerous technical disciplines, including physics, electrical engineering, computer science, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, mechanical engineering, cleantech, business methods, nanotechnology, biotechnology and biomedical engineering, among others, and our litigation team successfully protects our clients’ interests in courts throughout the United States.

Our clients are leaders and innovators in their industries, and represent all sizes and maturity from individual and start-up to Fortune 100 companies. Clients include domestic and foreign corporations, universities, government agencies, research centers, software companies, designers, growth companies focused on emerging technologies, venture capital firms, and individual inventors.

Our patent work helps universities leverage their research and commercialize new technology.