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Mar 20, 2019

By Stephen P. Scuderi On January 7, the USPTO published its new “2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance” (the 2019 PEG), which became “effective” on that same day. However, the 2019 PEG “applies to all applications, and to all patents resulting from applications, filed before, on or after January 7, 2019.” Therefore, the 2019…

Feb 21, 2019

By Annette I. Kahler Signed into law on October 11, 2018, the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) reforms U.S. Copyright law in significant ways that will affect the licensing of digital music. Pursuant to pre-MMA copyright law, “mechanical” licenses for reproduction and distribution of musical works in phonorecords were obtained by licensees…

Feb 14, 2019

Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti (HRFM) has earned its place as one of the Top 10 Firms with the Best Allowance Rate by Juristat. With an 86.82 Alice Allowance Rate over a 3-year time period, HRFM has one of the 10 highest percentages of applications with one or more Alice rejections that were eventually allowed…

Jan 14, 2019

By Philip E. Hansen The start of a new year provides the opportunity for a highly subjective retrospective on 35 years of patent law — where we’ve been and where we might be going. Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas (1965-1969) was reputed to have said that a typical judge’s reaction to a patent is like…

Oct 03, 2018

HRFM Partner Honored by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit with the American Inns of the Court Top Professionalism Award New York, NY – Susan E. Farley of Niskayuna, New York, was honored by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on September 25, 2018, receiving the 2018…

Apr 30, 2018

April 30, 2018 – David P. Miranda, Esq. A company is about to introduce an innovative new smartphone and is engaged in negotiations to license a software platform for the new mobile devices. But the licensing negotiations fail, and the smartphone is about to go to market. If you’re Google, you include Oracle’s Java software…

Mar 28, 2018

HESLIN ROTHENBERG FARLEY & MESITI P.C. IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THEY HAVE MADE THE LIST OF TOP PATENT FIRMS OF 2017   Albany, NY:  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. (HRFM), an Intellectual Property (IP) law firm based in Albany and Rochester, New York, is pleased to announce they have made the list of “Top…

Mar 14, 2018

HESLIN ROTHENBERG FARLEY & MESITI P.C. IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ERICA M. HINES WAS ELECTED TO THE NYSBA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Albany, NY:  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. (HRFM), an Intellectual Property (IP) law firm based in Albany and Rochester, New York, is pleased to announce Partner Erica M. Hines was elected as a Member-at-Large…

Mar 01, 2018

Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti is proud to be a sponsor of the New York Battery and Energy Storage (NY-BEST) annual conference being held March 14-15 in Albany. NY-BEST is hosting its 8th annual “Capture the Energy” Conference. The two-day conference is taking place just steps from the New York State Capitol building and will…