Attorneys

Nick Mesiti, Managing Partner of the firm, is an experienced and versatile intellectual property law practitioner and litigator. Nick’s 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. Nick’s 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 also included other consumer products such as furniture, backpacks, and protein bars. Nick has also been qualified as an expert witness in design patents.

Mr. Mesiti also counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property law including rendering of non-infringement, validity and patentability opinions; due diligence investigations, audits and opinions; as well as managing, licensing and acquiring intellectual property portfolios.  He is a frequent guest lecturer and presenter in the area of Intellectual Property.

  • Frequent guest lecturer of Intellectual Property Law at Albany Law School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University at Albany, the New York State Bar Association, the American Inn of Court and other organizations.

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, Bachelors of Science, 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 of the firm, is an experienced and versatile intellectual property law practitioner and litigator. Nick’s 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. Nick’s 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 also included other consumer products such as furniture, backpacks, and protein bars. Nick has also been qualified as an expert witness in design patents.

    Mr. Mesiti also counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property law including rendering of non-infringement, validity and patentability opinions; due diligence investigations, audits and opinions; as well as managing, licensing and acquiring intellectual property portfolios.  He is a frequent guest lecturer and presenter in the area of Intellectual Property.

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

    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.

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  • Education
    • Albany Law School, 1988
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bachelors of Science, 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