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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…

Mar 08, 2021

Albany, NY:  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, P.C. (HRFM), an intellectual property law firm based in Albany, New York, is pleased to announce the addition of Christina Brule as a Patent Attorney with the firm. Christina is a registered patent attorney in the firm’s chemical practice group.  Her experience includes: trademark prosecution; patent drafting/prosecution; licensing…

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…

Dec 02, 2020

By:  Benjamin D. Bucinell In Boesen v. United Sports Publications, Ltd., Case No. 20-CV-1552 (ARR) (SIL) (E.D.N.Y.), United Sports Publication (USP) prevails in a Copyright infringement claim by photographer, Michael Boesen related to a social media post. On December 6, 2019, Caroline Wozniacki, announced her retirement from professional Tennis on Instagram. This announcement was accompanied…

Dec 01, 2020

By:  Benjamin D. Bucinell In 1718 Black Beard’s ship, Queen Ann’s Revenge, ran aground and sank about a mile of the shore of North Carolina. Black Beard’s ship belonged to North Carolina, but the videos and images of its recovery efforts were the intellectual property of Frederick Allen, who registered copyrights in all his works….

Nov 09, 2020

By:  Benjamin D. Bucinell Google v. Oracle, currently pending before the US Supreme Court, has the potential to provide one of the most significant copyright decisions from SCOTUS involving the tech industry.  Application Programing Interfaces (APIs) are an important tool, widely utilized in interoperability between platforms.  The tech and software industry has assumed that APIs…

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…