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Aug 21, 2019

By Kristian Ziegler As more than half of the states in the U.S. have recently decriminalized cannabis/marijuana to some extent, the domestic cannabis business has been growing rapidly. As of the date of this publication, marijuana is legal for medical use in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and for recreational use in 11…

Jul 30, 2019

Effective August 3, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will require all foreign-domiciled applicants, registrants and parties to be represented by a U.S.-licensed attorney in USPTO trademark proceedings. Who does the new rule affect? This rule applies to all foreign-domiciled applicants, registrants and parties. This means that an individual with a permanent…

Jun 27, 2019

By Alexsandar Nikolic On June 24, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) provided its long-awaited decision in Iancu v. Brunetti, 588 U.S. ___ (2019) by invalidating the Lanham Act’s prohibition on immoral or scandalous trademarks. In short, the Court held that the provision is unconstitutional because it conflicts with the First Amendment. Before…

Jun 19, 2019

By Wayne F. Reinke It has been about nine months since my last patentable subject matter (aka “Alice”) update, tracking cases and other important information in the wake of the Alice Supreme Court decision. Things continue to improve at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and with examination at the U.S. Patent and…

Feb 14, 2019

Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti (HRFM) has earned its place as one of the Top 10 Firms with the Best Allowance Rate by Juristat. With an 86.82 Alice Allowance Rate over a 3-year time period, HRFM has one of the 10 highest percentages of applications with one or more Alice rejections that were eventually allowed…

Mar 01, 2018

Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti is proud to be a sponsor of the New York Battery and Energy Storage (NY-BEST) annual conference being held March 14-15 in Albany. NY-BEST is hosting its 8th annual “Capture the Energy” Conference. The two-day conference is taking place just steps from the New York State Capitol building and will…

Feb 14, 2018

The Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Troy is presenting The Business of Digital Games. This event will explore the depth and breadth of the game design ecosystem in the Tech Valley and opportunities for creative and technical professionals and entrepreneurs. Learn about the companies included in this ecosystem, what they do and who they…

Jan 29, 2018

The New York Craft Brewers Conference is the premier craft beer industry conference in the state, bringing together everyone involved in the craft beer industry in one collaborative space. The 1st Annual NYS Craft Brewers Festival is a 3-day conference that will feature world-class keynote speakers, as well as panel experts covering nearly every facet…