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May 20, 2022

By: Stephen P. Scuderi Under U.S law (i.e., 35 U.S.C. §101), patent eligible subject matter is defined as: “Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.” However,…

Apr 11, 2022

By: Thomas L. Sica Since December 18, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has accepted two new types of ex parte proceedings to be filed for trademark purposes: expungement and reexamination.  When these new proceedings were first proposed and announced, many practitioners were curious about how effective these would be in practice.  Now,…

Mar 14, 2022

By: Christina E. Brule Trademarks are an essential asset to any business.  A trademark identifies the source of the goods or services; it lets people know that you are providing the goods or services and it can set expectation levels based on your brand’s reputation.  A strong trademark can immediately distinguish you from competitors and…

Feb 15, 2022

By: Kristian E. Ziegler Artificial intelligence (AI) leverages computer science and data science to enable automated computer problem solving.  AI programs can synthesize a variety of inputs to make decisions and solve problems, and is at the forefront of technological development. One application of AI is the development of new inventions with limited human aid. …

Feb 07, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. has been ranked #1 in the world by Juristat in its list of Top Patent Firms in Technology Center 2100. HFRM and its team of 24 attorneys tops this list in which some firms have hundreds of practicing attorneys. Technology Center 2100 at…

Dec 13, 2021

By: Thomas L. Sica On December 18, 2021, expungement and reexamination proceedings are set to begin at the Trademark Office.  How these new proceedings will affect trademark practice remains to be seen, but it is important to understand what they are and how they could impact all trademark registrations. Tucked inside the extensive Covid-19 relief…

Sep 01, 2021

ALBANY AND ROCHESTER, NY—Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., an intellectual property law firm with offices in Albany and Rochester, New York, is very pleased to announce partners Nicholas Mesiti, David P. Miranda, Victor Cardona and Alana M. Fuierer are named as “Upstate New York 2021 Super Lawyers” by the publishers of Thomson Reuters.  Partners…

Feb 09, 2021

By: David P. Miranda In 1986 Congress passed the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), to address crimes that occur via unauthorized access to computer. In Van Buren v. United States, 206 L. Ed. 2d 822 (2020), Nathan Van Buren, a police officer in the state of Georgia, was charged under the CFAA after he…