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  • January 1, 2022

    Seth S. Kim Promoted to Partner

    BSKB is pleased to announce that Seth S. Kim has been promoted to Partner of the firm.

  • November 24, 2021

    USPTO DOCX Filings Surcharge Fee Delay

    The USPTO has delayed the effective date of the surcharge fee for non-DOCX filings to January 1, 2023. The PTO Announcement and Federal Register Notice can be viewed using the USPTO link found here: https://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/entry/modernizing-patent-filing-with-docx The USPTO will continue to accept DOCX specifications for non-PCT applications first filed in the U.S., for applications filed in the U.S. under the Paris Convention and for applications filed as a by-pass continuation of a PCT application without the surcharge fee. The surcharge delay allows the USPTO time for further testing and for application filers to adjust to the DOCX format. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • October 22, 2021

    Hailey R. Bureau, Ph.D., Promoted to Associate

    A huge congratulations to BSKB’s very own Hailey Bureau, Ph.D.! She has just been promoted to Associate after passing the Virginia Bar Exam. Congrats, Hailey!

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Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP is an internationally-recognized and highly-respected intellectual  property law firm committed to obtaining and enforcing IP rights for our clients.

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USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal BoardLearn about Post Grant Proceedings

Offering our extensive experience with Post Grant Proceedings and in-depth knowledge of both the USPTO and technology to file or defend our clients in patent office trials, such as Inter Partes Review (IPR), Post Grant Review (PGR), and Business Method Review (CBM).

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Summer Patent SeminarRegistration Tentatively Opens Spring 2022

BSKB has been providing participants of our Summer Patent Seminar (SPS) with a comprehensive overview of U.S. patent law for over 40 years. SPS focuses primarily on the practical problems encountered in obtaining valid and enforceable U.S. patents, as well as enforcement of patent rights after grant.

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