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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…

Jun 12, 2018

By Wayne F. Reinke About five months have gone by since my last update on the state of patentable subject matter after the 2014 Alice Supreme Court decision and its progeny. A number of important developments have taken place during this time, mostly positive in the sense of rebalancing the outcomes Alice patentable subject matter…

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…

Apr 23, 2018

By Wayne F. Reinke People around the world enjoy craft beers. IP attorneys do too, so much so that my firm, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti (HRFM), sponsored a recent Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference. You can’t help but admire the enthusiasm and dedication of craft brewers. The industry has been growing at a rapid…

Apr 19, 2018

By Wayne F. Reinke I have come across several smaller gaming companies that say they have never explored Intellectual Property (IP) protection. Typically, I respond with some examples of things they could be protecting. The reactions run the gamut from panic to interest to a glassy-eyed stare. This article will address the various types of…

Apr 12, 2018

By Stephen P. Scuderi Provisional patent applications (PPAs) were authorized in the United States in 1995. PPAs have a one year life span whereupon they will expire if they are not converted into a non-provisional patent application (a regular application). For a variety of reasons, PPAs are often used as an alternative to initially filing…

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…