BSKB News

Learn about BSKB’s announcements, recognitions, and other firm news below.

  • January 1, 2016

    BSKB Honored as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report

    Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB) is pleased to announce that the firm has again been included in the “Best Law Firms” list, which is published by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report.

  • January 1, 2016

    BSKB Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 for 2016

    BSKB is pleased to announce the firm has been recognized by IAM Patent 1000, a guide to patent lawyers and firms complied by Intellectual Asset Management. BSKB was ranked for patent prosecution in the Washington, DC metro area, and the firm’s post grant practice was highlighted. Also mentioned was the firm’s post grant-specific website, postgrantproceedings.com.

  • November 6, 2015

    BSKB Partners with Regimbeau and JPAA to Present Seminar for Newly Admitted Japanese Attorneys

    On November 6, 2015, partner MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., and Regimbeau’s Jérôme Collin will present a half day seminar on U.S. and European practice for newly admitted Japanese patent attorneys. The seminar, sponsored by the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) will be held in Tokyo, Japan.

  • November 5, 2015

    BSKB Presents Seminar in Japan with Regimbeau and JPAA

    BSKB partners MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., and Chad Billings will co-present a one-day seminar on U.S. and European practice with Regimbeau’sJérôme Collin and Frédérique Faivre Petit. The seminar will be sponsored by the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), and will take place in Tokyo, Japan on November 5, 2015 and in Osaka, Japan on November 10, 2015. Specific topics include priority applications and amendments in the U.S. and Europe and post-grant proceedings in the U.S. and Europe.

  • October 24, 2015

    BSKB to Host Japan Intellectual Property Association’s F8 Course

    BSKB is pleased to announce its partnership with the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) in hosting JIPA’s annual F8 Course on October 24-28, 2016. BSKB attorneys will lecture on post grant proceedings, and provide members an opportunity to participate in a post grant workshop.

  • March 18, 2015

    BSKB Sponsors 2015 Managing IP U.S. Patent Forum

    BSKB is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2015 Managing IP U.S. Patent Forum, which will be held in Washington, DC on March 18, 2015. The forum brings together in-house IP counsel, academics, private practice attorneys and others in the IP world for a day of discussion on litigation, licensing, patent protection and important developments in U.S. IP. Speakers include Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle Lee, as well as others in industry and private practice. BSKB partner Eugene T. Perez will serve as a panel moderator at the forum.

  • March 1, 2015

    BSKB Represents Petitioner in IPR Invalidation of Claims of BioPharma Patents

    March 2015 – BSKB team (Gerald M. Murphy Jr., MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., Eugene T. Perez and Lynde F. Herzbach) represented the petitioner in what appear to be the first final decisions in an inter partes review (IPR) in the biopharmaceutical field. In these decisions, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) held that the challenged claims of two patents owned by Genzyme and one patent owned by Duke University were invalid over prior art. The patents were directed to a method of treating Pompe disease by enzyme replacement therapy. For copies of the decisions, please see IPR2013-00537, IPR2013-00534 and IPR2013-00535.

  • January 1, 2015

    BSKB Attorneys Recognized by Legal 500 U.S. for 2015

    BSKB partners MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., Michael Cammarata, Charles Gorenstein, Gerald Murphy, Jr. and Michael Mutter have been recognized by the Legal 500 United States in 2015. The annual Legal 500 U.S. rankings are based on peer and client recommendations.

  • January 1, 2015

    BSKB Ranked as Top Three Patent Firm in 2015 by IP Today

    BSKB is pleased to announce its ranking as the number three patent firm in the United States in IP Today’s annual “Top Patent Firms” report. The rankings are based on the number of U.S. utility patents issued in 2014. BSKB has been consistently ranked in the top five patent firms in the IP Today report since 2005. The 2015 “Top Patent Firms” report can be viewed here.

  • October 24, 2014

    BSKB Presents Seminar in Japan with Regimbeau and JPAA

    BSKB partners MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., and Chad Billings will co-present a one-day seminar on U.S. and European practice with Regimbeau’s Jerome Collin. The seminar will be sponsored by the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), and will take place in Tokyo, Japan on October 22, 2014 and in Osaka, Japan on October 24, 2014.

  • October 15, 2014

    BSKB Partners with Regimbeau and UBIC to Present IP Litigation Seminar in Japan

    BSKB will partner with European IP firm Regimbeau and with UBIC Patent Partners, a company that provides IP and litigation support services, to present a seminar in Japan on “Recent Trends in U.S. and EU Intellectual Property Litigation.” BSKB partners Mark Weiner, MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., and Chad Billings will discuss recent the U.S. Supreme Court decisions of Alice Corp. vs. CLS Bank, Myriad and Limelight Networks vs. Akamai Technologies and their impact on IP law and strategy. Jérôme Collin from Regimbeau will discuss strategies for planning for a litigation in the EU.

  • November 1, 2013

    BSKB Named Among “Best Law Firms” by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report

    November 1, 2013 Falls Church, Va. – Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB) is pleased to announce that the firm has again been included in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list, which is published by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report.

  • October 14, 2013

    BSKB Partners with Regimbeau to Offer Patent Seminar in China

    On October 14, 2013, BSKB will partner with Regimbeau, a major European IP firm, to offer a patent seminar in Beijing, China. The seminar will discuss how to draft quality international patents from both the U.S. and European perspectives, and will offer Chinese patent attorneys and engineers practical insight into patent drafting for the purposes of building a global patent portfolio. MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., partner at BSKB, will present at the seminar, along with Jérôme Collin from Regimbeau.

  • January 29, 2013

    BSKB Ranked in Managing IP’s 2013 Leading Patent Firms Survey

    BSKB has been recognized by Managing IP in their 2013 survey of leading patent firms. The firm has been ranked in the patent prosecution category, moving from Tier 4 in 2012 to Tier 3 in 2013. Results are based on extensive research, as well as client feedback. Subscribers can view the survey results on the Managing IP website.

  • January 1, 2013

    BSKB Ranked as Number Three Patent Firm in 2013 by IP Today

    Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, LLP is proud to be ranked third in IP Today‘s “Top Patent Firms” for the number of U.S. utility patents issued in 2012. BSKB has been ranked in the top five patent firms by IP Today since 2005. The 2013 rankings can be viewed here.

  • January 1, 2013

    BSKB Named a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report

    BSKB is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report & Best Lawyers in their 2013 survey of Best Law Firms. BSKB was ranked in Tier 1 for Trademark Law (National) and for Patent Law and Trademark Law (Washington, DC), and in Tier 2 for Copyright Law and Patent Law (National) and Copyright Law (Washington, DC). BSKB also congratulates partner James Slattery, who was listed as a Best Lawyer® in the areas of patent, trademark and copyright law. BSKB’s listing can be found here.

  • January 1, 2013

    Industry Insiders Make Patent Wishes for 2013

    BSKB partner Charles Gorenstein is among those sharing their wishes for the IP world for 2013 in this IP Watchdog article.

  • January 1, 2013

    BSKB Ranked in Top 20 Trademark Firms for 2013

    Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB) is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized in the top 20 firms on Intellectual Property Today magazine’s “2013 Top Trademark Firms” list.

  • January 1, 2013

    BSKB Named Among American Lawyer Media’s 2013 “Go-To” Law Firms

    Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch is pleased to announce that it has been recognized among American Lawyer Media’s (ALM) 2013 “Go-To Law Firms for the Top 500 Companies.” Specifically, the firm was recognized for its work with Google Inc. as its “Go-To” firm for Intellectual Property.

  • January 1, 2012

    Industry Insiders Make Patent Wishes for 2012

    BSKB’s Charles Gorenstein is among those sharing their patent wishes for 2012 in this IP Watchdog article.

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