Alana M. Fuierer, Esq. is a registered patent attorney with Heslin Rothenberg Farley and Mesiti, PC. In 2006, Ms. Fuierer moved to Rochester, New York and initiated the opening of the firm’s Rochester satellite office, where she has been practicing ever since. Her practice includes patent, copyright and trademark litigation, as well as patent prosecution, with technical experience in the areas of chemistry, bioremediation, environmental microbiology, hydrology, contaminant transport, materials and semiconductor design.
In 2005, Ms. Fuierer joined with Victor Cardona, Esq. and co-founded the firm’s Cleantech Group, one of the first legal practice groups in the country to focus on intellectual property rights in clean energy and other environmental technologies. As Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Cleantech Group, Ms. Fuierer helped develop the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI), which has gained national recognition for the firm. She continues to assist the firm in growing the firm’s business in Rochester and western New York, as well as the Cleantech practice group.
In 2006, Ms. Fuierer was co-counsel on a federal litigation in a California district court that returned a $7.8 million jury verdict of copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation.
Ms. Fuierer has been a practicing, registered patent attorney since 2002. Prior to joining Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, PC., Ms. Fuierer was a staff attorney with the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. She graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo 1995, where she served on the Buffalo Law Journal as a Executive Editor. Ms. Fuierer also has a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Geneseo (1992) and a Master's degree in Hydrology from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (2001). She is admitted to practice in New York, U.S. District Courts for New York’s Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts, the Second Circuit and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Ms. Fuierer is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association, Rochester Intellectual Property Association, Rochester Women’s Network, and Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys. Ms. Fuierer also co-founded and is President of The Grant Fund for SIDS, Inc. and serves on the Board of SIDS Support, Inc. in Rochester, NY. She also serves as Associate Editor of Clean Tech Law & Business. In 2008, Ms. Fuierer was awarded the 2008 Up and Coming Business Leaders Award by the Rochester Women’s Network, and 2012 she was selected as a New York “Super Lawyer” in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation by the publishers of Thompson Reuters.
Ms. Fuierer’s more recent publications include: IP’s Role in Providing Clean Water (2010); Cleantech Patents Can Be Accelerated (2010); The Clean Energy Patents Reach New High (2009); Greening of Patent Litigation (2008); Green Trademarks Grow (2008); Co-Author: New York State Bar Association Bright Ideas, The Road to Trade Dress Protection for Product Configuration: Not a Dead End Despite TrafFix and the Functionality Roadblocks (2004).