Press Release – Erica M. Hines Named Partner


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 addition of Erica M. Hines as a new Partner with the firm.  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. is the largest law firm dedicated exclusively to Intellectual Property law and related litigation in upstate New York with 17 partners and a total of 32 attorneys and patent agents.

“We are happy to name Erica as a partner with the firm.  Her knowledge and legal expertise, especially as a chemical patent practitioner, have become an invaluable asset to the firm and its clients” said Nicholas Mesiti, the firm’s Managing Partner.

Erica M. Hines is a registered patent attorney who focuses her practice exclusively on intellectual property law, including on strategic IP counseling, patent preparation and prosecution (primarily in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and materials science arts), appeals, and post grant procedures.  She also assists clients in protecting trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. She represents a wide range of clients, both domestic and foreign, from individual inventors and startup companies, to universities and Fortune 100 companies.

Ms. Hines graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Albany Law Review.  She received her Bachelor’s degree cum laude from Boston College, and also has an MBA from Union Graduate College, and a degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany.

Ms. Hines is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Chemical Society, the Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, where she serves on the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Issues Committee.  Ms. Hines is a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society, and, from 2013-2016, has been recognized as an Upstate New York Rising Star in Intellectual Property Law by Super Lawyers magazine.

Ms. Hines lives in North Colonie with her husband, son, and two daughters.

About Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.:  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. has been protecting their client’s intellectual property since 1970.  With offices in Albany and Rochester, it is the largest intellectual property law firm in upstate New York dedicated exclusively to representing clients in the protection and commercialization of intellectual property, both domestic and foreign, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.  The firm has gained national recognition in the area of Intellectual Property Law and was listed among the “Top Patent Firms” and “Top Trademark Firms” in Intellectual Property Law Today.