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 wide range of technologies, with particular focus on biotechnology, therapeutics, molecular biology, agricultural biotechnology, and medical devices. In particular, she has prepared and prosecuted applications relating to recombinant and/or modified nucleic acids, proteins, and peptides; protein and peptide therapeutics; pharmaceutical compounds and formulations including antibacterial agents and vaccines; stem cells and related therapeutic technologies; immunotherapeutics; transgenic organisms; new use applications; microfluidic devices; diagnostic assays; medical devices and design; bacterial plant pathogens and other agricultural formulations; nanotechnology; and biomass-derived asphalt compositions.
Ms. Keys has experience in post-issuance patent proceedings, assisting in reexaminations, reissue proceedings, inter partes review proceedings, and patent litigation. Her practice also includes inventorship dispute resolution and assisting in derivation proceedings, as well as conducting patentability, infringement, and invalidity opinions.
“We are excited to welcome Amanda as a patent attorney with the firm. Her wealth of experience in biotech patent preparation and prosecution, as well as her knowledge base across numerous other technologies, make her a welcome and promising addition to HRFM,” said Nicholas Mesiti, the firm’s Managing Partner.
Prior to joining HRFM, Ms. Keys was an associate at a national law firm. Before attending law school, she worked as an assistant analytical scientist at a pharmaceutical company, where she conducted research on drug substance and product stability of early-stage drug blends.
Ms. Keys received her J.D. from Albany Law School and her B.S. degree in biology from Siena College. She has been recognized by New York Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for 2015-2019 and is a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society.
About Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, P.C.: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, P.C. has been protecting their clients’ intellectual property since 1970. With offices in Albany and Rochester, it is the largest intellectual property law firm in upstate New York dedicated exclusively to representing clients in the protection and commercialization of intellectual property, both domestic and foreign, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has gained national recognition in the area of Intellectual Property Law and was listed among the “Top Patent Firms” and “Top Trademark Firms” in Intellectual Property Law Today.