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Sep 26, 2017

By Kristian E. Ziegler The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, whose Akwesasne territory straddles the U.S.-Canadian border in Franklin County, New York, and the provincial boarder between Ontario and Quebec, recently parlayed its sovereign immunity into several valuable pharmaceutical patents and a significant revenue stream. Allergan PLC, a leading global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland,…

Sep 21, 2017

HESLIN ROTHENBERG FARLEY & MESITI P.C. ATTORNEYS NAMED TO SUPER LAWYERS   Albany, NY:  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., an Intellectual Property law firm based in Albany and Rochester, New York, is pleased to announce seven Attorneys have been named as “Upstate New York 2017 Super Lawyers” by the publishers of Thomson Reuters. Partners…

Aug 23, 2017

By Alana M. Fuierer and Shanna K. Sanders The surge of user-generated e-commerce and social media platforms has provided individuals, regardless of location, experience or financial status, the power to become a commercial artist, author, designer, musician or photographer. For emerging entrepreneurs, traditional barriers to entry have been removed by e-commerce websites such as Zazzle,…

Jul 28, 2017

By John W. Boger The second most frequent question I get from people (after “How much does it cost to get a patent?”) is, “I am going to talk to So-and-so; what should I do beforehand?” In response, I have come up with five easy rules to follow. The purpose of this article is to…

Jul 27, 2017

By Alana M. Fuierer Whether it’s a creative new accessory, trendy footwear, an elegant lamp, sleek coffee machine, or the appearance of a new phone, innovative design surrounds us. Given the significant time and money invested in innovative design, the potential economic and marketplace benefit, and the variety of laws available in the United States…

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…