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Jul 20, 2017

By Victor A. Cardona New patents (resulting from patent applications filed after 1995) are enforceable from the date they are granted by the US Patent Office PTO until 20 years from the date they were filed. Old patents were enforceable for 17 years from the date they were granted. So in short, new-based on filing…

Jul 11, 2017

By Matt Hulihan A common feeling shared by what I would venture to guess is most readers of this article is a special frustration with printer manufacturers. Specifically, it’s the negative feeling we experience when it comes time to replenish the ink or toner in our printer (after a suspiciously short amount of time –…

Jul 06, 2017

Albany, NY:  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., an Intellectual Property law firm based in Albany and Rochester, New York, is pleased to announce the promotion of Rachel Leah Pearlman to the position of Partner with the firm.  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. is the largest law firm dedicated exclusively to Intellectual Property law…

Jul 06, 2017

Albany, NY:  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., an intellectual property law firm based in Albany and Rochester, New York, is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Hulihan to the position of Partner with the firm.  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. is the largest law firm dedicated exclusively to Intellectual Property law and…

May 17, 2017

HESLIN ROTHENBERG FARLEY & MESITI P.C. ANNOUNCES PRESENTATION AT ELECTRIC CITY INNOVATION CENTER Albany, NY:  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., is pleased to announce its presentation at the Electric City Innovation Center’s (ECIC) inaugural StartUp Town Square event in Schenectady, New York on May 24th 2017 from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM. Partner Shanna…

May 05, 2017

Supreme Court Issues Key Decision Regarding Copyrightability of Design Features of Useful Articles By Alana M. Fuierer and Shanna K. Sanders On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court released its much-anticipated decision in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands.[1] As readers of the Daily Record may remember,[2] the Star Athletica case was about whether the…

Mar 17, 2017

By Victor A. Cardona Question: Does a soon-to-be corporate name, DBA or web domain name protect my desired name from use by others under trademark law or do I need to take additional steps? Answer: No, the registration of your corporation name or state DBA registered pseudonym does not prevent others from using your name…