Practice Areas

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice

When challenges arise before or after a patent is granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), BSKB's intellectual property attorneys are there to help.

BSKB's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group has substantial experience counseling and representing its clients in patent interference proceedings before the USPTO and in patent opposition proceedings in foreign countries. BSKB intellectual property attorneys are well-versed in the rules and procedures governing patent interference practice. Our firm is regularly involved in multiple patent interference proceedings in a variety of technical areas. Our expertise in interference practice enables us to effectively advocate on our clients' behalf, to establish their right to priority of invention or to negotiate advantageous settlements.

Our intellectual property lawyers represent clients in civil litigation, appeals and all proceedings in all federal district and appellate courts, state courts, and in intellectual property enforcement proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission. In addition to their considerable litigation and trial experience, our intellectual property attorneys have both the technical expertise necessary to understand the subject matter of the dispute and many years of experience in the substantive areas of patent law, trademark law and copyright law underlying each dispute.

Throughout its history, BSKB has successfully prosecuted and defended numerous patent law, trademark law and copyright law infringement actions, related causes of action and domain name disputes. We pride ourselves on resolving these disputes in a manner most favorable to our clients.

Pending and Recent Cases

Adaptive Sonics LLC v. Sonic Innovations Inc., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Civil Action No. 2:12-cv-00032

In the Matter of Certain Wiper Blades, U.S. International Trade Commission, Investigation No. 337-TA-816

In the Matter of Certain Components for Installation of Marine Autopilots with GPS or IMU, U.S. International Trade Commission, Investigation No. 337-TA-738

Ayoub Supply, LLC v. Danco, Inc., U.S. District of Maryland, Civil Action No. 8:11-cv-00915

Hutzler Manufacturing Co., v. Bradshaw International, Inc.,  U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 1:11-cv-07211

Bancroft Life & Casualty ICC, Ltd. v. TMC Financial, et al., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Civil Action No. 1:11-cv-00903

Institut Pasteur De Lille, et al., v. Hon David Kappos, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 1:11-cv-00870


Otels, Inc. v. Metin Altun, et al., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Civil Action No. 1:11cv604

Rydex, Ltd. v. General Motors Company, et al., U.S. District for the Southern District of Texas, Civil Action No. 4:11-cv-00122

Effectively Illuminated Pathways, LLC v. Mitsubishi Motors North America, et al. U.S. District for the Eastern District of Texas, Civil Action No. 6:11-cv-34

Sound Design Technologies, Ltd. v. Oticon, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court of Arizona, Civil Action No. 2:11-cv-03311

Kone Corporation v. Thyssenkrupp U.S.A., U.S. District Court of Delaware, Civil Action No.: 1:2011-cv-00465

Pragmatic Marketing, Inc. v. Pinkesh Shah, et al., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Civil Action No.: 5:11-cv-01766

Sirona Dental Systems v. Cefla S C et al., U.S. District Court for Delaware, Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-00228

Traffic Information LLC v. Hauwei Technologies Co., Ltd., et al., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Civil Action No. 2:10-cv-145

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp. v. Hon. David Kappos, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-00129

In Re Tanaka, No. 2010-1262, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Condatis, LLC v. Arcturus Marine Systems, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Civil Action No. 0:10-cv-60540

Vivatone Hearing Systems, LLC. v. GN Resound A/S et al., U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, Civil Action No. 3:09-cv-01227-AWT

Kone Corporation v. ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp., et al., U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Civil Action No. 1:09-cv-00452-GMS