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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…

Sep 15, 2020

By: Alana M. Fuierer, Esq. A trademark (or service mark) is a business asset akin to other forms of intellectual property (e.g. patents, copyrights) and tangible business assets.  And, yes, it is true that, just like other tangible or intangible business assets, trademarks frequently are bought, sold, transferred, licensed, and even used as security interest. …

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…

Aug 18, 2020

By:  Kristian E. Ziegler A patent confers the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale or selling an invention, as recited in the claims of the patent, within the jurisdiction or from importing the invention into the jurisdiction in which the patent is obtained. When most people think of patent protection, they…

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,…