BSKB News

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

  • 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.

  • November 5, 2011

    BSKB Partners to Present Lectures in Tokyo on U.S. Patent Law Changes

    BSKB partners have been invited to speak in Tokyo, Japan to members of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) and members of the Association for the Study of International & Foreign Patent & Trademark Laws & Practice (INFOPAT). They will present a lecture entitled “U.S. Patent Reform: America Invents Act.” Partners Marc S. Weiner and MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., will speak to members of the JPAA on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 5, 2011. On the evening of Friday, October 14, 2011, partners Marc S. Weiner and Eugene T. Perez will speak to members of INFOPAT. These lectures will be sponsored by the Yamanashi Committee of the JPAA and INFOPAT, respectively.

  • January 1, 2010

    BSKB Partner MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. Elected as Member of Editorial Board of Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review

    BSKB is proud to announce that partner MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. has been elected as a member of the editorial board of Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review (LSIPR).

  • January 1, 2010

    BSKB Partners to Co-Chair and Lecture at PLI Seminars

    BSKB partners Leonard R. Svensson and Gerald M. Murphy, Jr., will serve as co-chairs of the PLI seminar “Reissue and Reexamination Strategies and Tactics with Concurrent Litigation.” Mr. Svensson will co-chair the San Francisco seminar, and Mr. Murphy will co-chair the New York seminar. Fellow BSKB partner Eugene T. Perez will speak at the New York seminar. Mr. Murphy and Mr. Svensson are also featured speakers at PLI’s 5th Annual Patent Law Institute.

  • May 13, 2020

    BSKB to Host Webinars on Post Grant Proceedings – Register Today!

    BSKB is partnering with Managing IP to present two complimentary webinars on post grant proceedings. Partners Gerald Murphy, Jr. and Eugene Perez will explore the various stages of post grant proceedings and examine issues that petitioners and patent owners should keep in mind when entering into these proceedings. The first webinar, Pitfalls in the First Phase of Post Grant Proceedings, will be held on April 16, 2015 at 4pm EST and will focus on common mistakes made during the first phase of post grant proceedings, namely the filing of the Petition and up through the Institution Decision. Issues covered will include what to allege in the Petition, redundancy, the real party in interest requirement (including privity), joinder, estoppel and claim construction.

  • May 11, 2020

    Who’s First? New Rules on Filing Patents

  • May 11, 2020

    Partner Charles Gorenstein Quoted in IP360 Article on Yahoo v. Facebook Case

    BSKB partner Charles Gorenstein was quoted in a March 14, 2012 Intellectual Property Law360 article about Yahoo’s latest suit against Facebook, filed this week in a California court. The case, which alleges that Facebook infringes on 10 Yahoo patents related to advertising, privacy and social networking, is being watched closely for its impact on Yahoo’s faltering bottom line. According to Mr. Gorenstein, however, “a patent suit is probably not going to be at the forefront of most consumers’ minds.” He explains in the article, “I don’t know that the fact that this occurred is going to cause people to not use Yahoo.” Subscribers can read the full article on Law360’s website.

  • April 6, 2020

    Intel, Apple Using Antitrust as New Weapon in Patent Fights

    Tech giants are testing the water of new legal theories It could subject non-practicing corporate entities to additional scrutiny Two Silicon Valley giants are testing a relatively new legal argument that non-practicing corporate entities that hoard patents and make aggressive demands can commit antitrust violations.

  • May 12, 2020

    BSKB Partners to Share Their Expertise at 2012 PLI Seminars

    BSKB partner Gerald M. Murphy, Jr., will serve as a co-chair of the PLI seminar “Post-Grant USPTO Proceedings 2012 – The New Patent Litigation.” The seminar will be held in New York City on February 3, 2012 and will also be presented via webcast. Fellow BSKB partner Eugene T. Perez will speak at this seminar. More information can be found here.

  • May 11, 2020

    Twitter Terms of Service Do Not Provide “Others” with Affirmative Defense to Copyright Infringement

    Absent a statement to the contrary, content on the Internet is not dedicated to the public domain and free for all to reproduce and distribute

  • May 12, 2020

    BSKB Partner Eugene T. Perez to Speak at 2014 PLI Patent Law Institute

    BSKB partner Eugene T. Perez has been invited to speak at the Practising Law Institute (PLI)’s Patent Law Institute. The 2014 Patent Law Institute will be held in New York, NY on May 8, 2014, and in San Francisco, CA on June 17, 2014. The seminar provides up to date information about U.S. patent law from seasoned practitioners, who lead breakout sessions that go into depth on such issues as prosecution and litigation.

  • May 12, 2020

    BSKB Partner Eugene T. Perez to Speak at Managing IP U.S. Patent Forum in Washington D.C.

    BSKB partner Eugene T. Perez will speak at the Managing IP (MIP) U.S. Patent Forum 2014 in Washington D.C to present “Post-Grant Proceedings in the U.S.” The panel will discuss:

  • May 13, 2020

    Complimentary Webinar Presented by BSKB and WIPR – The Halo Effect: Walking the Willfulness Tightrope

    BSKB will partner with World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) to present a complimentary webinar on May 16, 2017 at 11:00am EST, entitled “The Halo Effect: Walking the Willfulness Tightrope” The webinar, presented by partner Michael Mutter and associate Shawn Hamidinia, Ph.D., will discuss the far-reaching implications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc.

  • May 8, 2020

    BSKB Partner MaryAnne Armstrong Quoted in WIPR Article Regarding Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research v. Cochlear Corp. Decision

    BSKB partner MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., was quoted in a recent WIPR article regarding the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research v. Cochlear Corp. decision. In the article, Dr. Armstrong stated because “presumably the infringement has been spread” over about seven years, and that Cochlear reported revenues of about $750 million last year, the damages award might “not be so unreasonable” for Cochlear.

  • May 12, 2020

    BSKB Partners Invited to Speak at Joint Seminar Hosted by UBIC Patent Partners in Tokyo, Japan

    BSKB partners Marc Weiner, Rick Anderson and Chad Billings have been invited to lecture at a seminar hosted by UBIC Patent Partners in Tokyo, Japan on April 23, 2014. Mr. Hajime Shirasaka of UBIC Patent Partners will be both host and one of the speakers at the joint seminar.

  • May 12, 2020

    BSKB Partners to Speak at 2014 PLI Patent Law Institute

    BSKB partners Gerald M. Murphy, Jr. and Leonard R. Svensson have been invited to speak at the Practising Law Institute (PLI)’s 8th annual Patent Law Institute. The 2014 Patent Law Institute will be held in New York, NY on February 3-4, 2014, and in San Francisco, CA on March 17-18, 2014. The seminar provides up to date information about U.S. patent law from seasoned practitioners, who lead breakout sessions that go into depth on such issues as prosecution and litigation.

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