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Aug 31, 2020

This year Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. celebrates its 50th Anniversary. The firm, based in Albany and Rochester, is proud to have earned the confidence of our clients over five decades by providing knowledgeable legal advice and exceptional service. Having grown to nearly 30 attorneys and patent agents and more than 70 employees, the…

May 05, 2020

On May 6th, David Miranda and Matt Hulihan will help the Tech Valley Center of Gravity kick off its new virtual luncheon series with a free presentation on Intellectual Property (IP) law. The session will cover the basics of IP, its importance to individual makers, idea champions, and businesses of all sizes, and the protection…

Apr 13, 2020

By: Stephen P. Scuderi The World Intellectual Property Organization’s recent publication title: “WIPO Technology Trends 2019-Artificial Intelligence” defines artificial intelligence (“AI”) systems primarily as: “learning systems; that is machines that can become better at a task typically performed by humans with limited or no human intervention.” Inadvertently though, the ability of AI systems to perform…

Mar 17, 2020

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to rapidly change, both locally and globally, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. (HRFM) is committed to providing uninterrupted and dependable services for our clients and associates. We, therefore, would like to relay important information to you regarding the current state of HRFM’s operations. We confirm that HRFM is,…

Feb 20, 2020

By Lloyd J. Wilson There are unlimited examples of how businesses, organizations, and other entities are incentivized to use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to improve operations and performance. Thus, it is expected that, like any other entity, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) would also be interested in using AI to improve its…

Feb 19, 2020

Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, P.C. (HRFM) is pleased to announce the addition of Amanda L. Keys as a Patent Attorney with the firm. Ms. Keys is a registered patent attorney with significant experience in preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, representing both academic and corporate institutions. She counsels clients in a…

Feb 06, 2020

By Aleksandar Nikolic In KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex, Inc., 550 U.S. 398 (2007), the Supreme Court indicated that general knowledge of a person having skill in the art may be used as part of an obviousness analysis. However, courts have been reluctant to apply “general knowledge” or “common sense” to an obviousness analysis because…

Jan 14, 2020

By Wayne F. Reinke In this update to my prior articles on the state of patentable subject matter in the wake of the Supreme Court Alice decision, CAFC decisions in 2019 identified as precedential and involving abstract ideas (computer-related inventions) are considered. The two-part Alice test for patentable subject matter starts by determining whether the…