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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…

Aug 16, 2021

By: Stephen P. Scuderi A license is a grant of rights from a licensor (often the patentee) to a licensee to make, use or sell a patented product or method.  Often in granting the licensee the right to “sell”, the patentee may seek to put restrictions or conditions on third parties who legitimately purchase such…

May 17, 2021

By: Christina E. Brule and Teige P. Sheehan On May 5, the Biden administration signaled the United States’ support for a proposed waiver of certain World Trade Organization (WTO) rules that require member countries to enforce intellectual property (IP) rights, particularly those related to confronting the COVID-19 pandemic. This article sets out an explanation of…

Mar 18, 2021

By: Christina E. Brule The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (the “Act”), a.k.a. the Coronavirus Relief Bill, was signed into law on December 27th, 2020.  In addition to COVID-19 relief, the Act includes several provisions that will significantly influence intellectual property law.  This article will focus on provisions of the Act that affect copyright law, namely…

Mar 11, 2021

By: Alana M. Fuierer On December 27th, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (the “Act”) was signed into law.  Despite commonly being thought of as merely a “Coronavirus Relief Bill”, it surprisingly contained much more than COVID-19 relief.  One of the lesser-known parts of the Act is the Trademark Modernization Act (“TMA”) which amends the…

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…