Attorneys

Nick Mesiti, managing partner, is an experienced and versatile IP law practitioner and litigator. His practice includes: patent infringement, trademark, false advertising, copyrights, and unfair competition cases.

Nick has been lead trial counsel in numerous infringement jury and non-jury trials and appeals. His technical and legal abilities have enabled him to handle complex patent infringement cases in various technologies, including: medical devices; semiconductors; electronics; machine learning and artificial intelligence; communication systems; optics; industrial and power generation machinery; pulp and paper processing; biotechnology; pharmaceutical; and biopharmaceutical products.

His cases have included other consumer products, such as: furniture, backpacks and protein bars. Nick has been qualified as an expert witness in design patents.

He also counsels clients in all aspects of IP law, including: rendering of non-infringement, validity and patentability opinions; due diligence investigations, audits and opinions; and managing, licensing and acquiring IP portfolios. Nick is a frequent guest lecturer and presenter in the area of IP.

  • Frequent guest lecturer of IP law at Albany Law School; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; University at Albany; New York State Bar Association; American Inn of Court; and other organizations.

"Patent office changes claim construction standard in inter-parties proceedings," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (November 20, 2018)

"Supreme Court Curtails Design Patent Damages in Samsung v. Apple," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (January 17, 2017)

Co-Author: "A Report of Recent Trade Dress Cases within the Second Circuit," 1995, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Trademark and Unfair Competition Committee

Author: "State Immunity Abrogated for Patent and Trademark Infringement," NYSBA BRIGHT IDEAS, Vol. 2 No. 1 1993

Co-Author: "Federal Circuit Patent Law Decisions 1988," Section 112 Update, AIPLA

Co-Author: "Separate Juries For Liability And Damages in Patent Cases," New York Law Journal (Nov. 22, 1988)

  • Albany Law School, 1988
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., mechanical engineering, 1985
  • Martindale-Hubbell Highly Rated
  • New York Super Lawyers 2009-2018

  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Inn of Court – Platinum Designation, Founding Member, IP and Innovation American Inn of Court, 2010
  • American IP Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Overview

    Nick Mesiti, managing partner, is an experienced and versatile IP law practitioner and litigator. His practice includes: patent infringement, trademark, false advertising, copyrights, and unfair competition cases.

    Nick has been lead trial counsel in numerous infringement jury and non-jury trials and appeals. His technical and legal abilities have enabled him to handle complex patent infringement cases in various technologies, including: medical devices; semiconductors; electronics; machine learning and artificial intelligence; communication systems; optics; industrial and power generation machinery; pulp and paper processing; biotechnology; pharmaceutical; and biopharmaceutical products.

    His cases have included other consumer products, such as: furniture, backpacks and protein bars. Nick has been qualified as an expert witness in design patents.

    He also counsels clients in all aspects of IP law, including: rendering of non-infringement, validity and patentability opinions; due diligence investigations, audits and opinions; and managing, licensing and acquiring IP portfolios. Nick is a frequent guest lecturer and presenter in the area of IP.

  • Speaking Engagements
    • Frequent guest lecturer of IP law at Albany Law School; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; University at Albany; New York State Bar Association; American Inn of Court; and other organizations.
  • Publications

    "Patent office changes claim construction standard in inter-parties proceedings," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (November 20, 2018)

    "Supreme Court Curtails Design Patent Damages in Samsung v. Apple," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (January 17, 2017)

    Co-Author: "A Report of Recent Trade Dress Cases within the Second Circuit," 1995, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Trademark and Unfair Competition Committee

    Author: "State Immunity Abrogated for Patent and Trademark Infringement," NYSBA BRIGHT IDEAS, Vol. 2 No. 1 1993

    Co-Author: "Federal Circuit Patent Law Decisions 1988," Section 112 Update, AIPLA

    Co-Author: "Separate Juries For Liability And Damages in Patent Cases," New York Law Journal (Nov. 22, 1988)

  • News
  • Education
    • Albany Law School, 1988
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., mechanical engineering, 1985
  • Recognitions
    • Martindale-Hubbell Highly Rated
    • New York Super Lawyers 2009-2018

  • Memberships
    • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
    • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
    • Inn of Court – Platinum Designation, Founding Member, IP and Innovation American Inn of Court, 2010
    • American IP Law Association (AIPLA)
    • Albany County Bar Association
  • Admissions
    • New York State Bar
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York