Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. is the largest law firm in New York's Capital Region devoted exclusively to intellectual property law. The firm handles all aspects of acquiring and enforcing intellectual property rights, both domestic and foreign, including licensing and litigation. The firm features a large Cleantech Group that is dedicated to helping green energy companies protect the technologies aimed at assuring a clean energy future.
HRF&M has a broad range of expertise in the various technical disciplines that are central to cleantech, including physics, electrical engineering, computer science, chemistry, nanotechnology, and mechanical engineering, as well as expertise in all the aspects of business methods and management. The firm serves clients in a broad range of industries throughout the world, from start ups to Fortune 100 companies, including domestic and foreign corporations, universities, government agencies, research centers, software companies, designers, growth companies focused on emerging technologies, venture capital firms, and individual inventors.
HRF&M’s support for the cleantech industry includes its membership in industry groups such as New Energy New York, the Alliance for Clean Energy New York and the NY-BEST. The firm participates in industry events such as ACENY’s Fall Conference, the New Energy Symposium, the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Summit and the Tech Valley Energy Forums, among many others.
Victor A. Cardona, a partner in the firm and co-chair of the Cleantech Practice Group, explains the firm’s interest in energy storage: “Energy storage, as advanced by NY-BEST, is an industry ready to explode, potentially being the missing piece in a solar and wind energy triangle which allows the next stage in what could be a coming energy revolution. Thus, this is an exciting time to be working in energy storage and with NY-BEST. It is especially exciting as a patent attorney to see new innovations coming out of University and corporate labs that someday soon will be powering our cars and smartphones, and providing relief to the electrical grid while allowing further integration of wind and solar power generating technologies.”
HRF&M has worked with a variety of member companies in NY-BEST as well as other companies in the space, ranging from start ups to fortune 500 companies, from companies making new battery components to those working in the fuel cell arena, as well as in other cleantech businesses. Cardona adds “The innovations coming from these firms are providing great energy to NY-BEST's efforts to grow the energy storage sector. NY-BEST's upcoming commercialization center also provides a wonderful opportunity to further promote the development of such companies and the larger energy storage industry in New York.”
HRF&M is well known in the clean energy industry as the publisher of the online Clean Energy Patent Growth Index which tracks innovations in clean energy and provides expert analysis of patent trends. The CEPGI tracks clean energy patents back to 2002 and is widely cited and quoted in journals, in the media, in business reports, and at trade conferences. This valuable resource is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source available for information on clean energy intellectual property.
The firm includes more than 30 attorneys and patent agents, and more than 60 total professional staff. With expertise in all aspects of clean energy technology, including energy distribution, transmission and storage, power generation, solar and wind, and a broad range of environmental sciences, HRF&M is truly a leader in the important field of clean technology intellectual property.