BSKB News

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

  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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 11, 2020

    Partner MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. Quoted in Life Sciences IP Review on CAFC Amgen v. Sandoz Decision

    BSKB partner MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., was quoted in the July 23, 2015 Life Sciences IP Review article entitled “‘Patent Dance’ Ruling Leaves Lawyers in a Spin.” Discussing the recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s (CAFC) decision in Amgen v. Sandoz, Dr. Armstrong said that although she believed the court’s ruling was the “interpretation that the biosimilar industry was hoping for”, there is a lack of clarity over the 180-day rule. Furthermore, “what is the penalty if the applicant does not provide the reference product sponsor with the required 180-day notice? This question was not answered in the dispute because Sandoz provided notice after they received approval. But what would be Amgen’s recourse if Sandoz did not provide notice and simply launched their product?”

  • May 11, 2020

    Intellectual Property Watch Quotes Michael K. Mutter on the Case of Alice Corp. v. CLS

    BSKB partner Michael K. Mutter was quoted in a recent Intellectual Property Watch article on the case of Alice Corp. v. CLS. Regarding the decision of Federal Circuit on this case, he said, “I don’t think anyone right now knows what the law is.” Mr. Mutter was also quoted as saying, “You have a 50-50 divided Federal Circuit producing diametrically opposed opinions. I’ve been doing this for 34 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

  • 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 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 12, 2020

    BSKB Partner MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., to Present ACS Webinar on Collaborative Research Considerations

    MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., partner at BSKB, will present a webinar entitled “Pitfalls to Avoid in Collaborative Research” for the Chemistry and the Law (CHAL) division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The webinar will take place on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:00pm EDT, and there is no cost to attend. The CHAL webinar series is focused on patent-related topics of interest to chemists, and this webinar will focus on collaborative research considerations.

  • May 12, 2020

    BSKB Partners Marc S. Weiner and MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., to Present Lectures to JPAA Regarding Post Grant Patent Proceedings

    BSKB partners Marc S. Weiner and MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., have been invited to speak in Tokyo, Japan to members of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) on October 16, 2012. They will present a lecture on the topic of post grant patent proceedings, explaining when each type of procedure can be used and the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure.

  • April 6, 2020

    LeBron Tries to Outmaneuver Charity Over ‘More Than An Athlete’

    LeBron James’ spat with a youth nonprofit over a simple t-shirt slogan is morphing into a complex trademark battle that could hinge on whether his acquisition of an earlier mark protects him from infringement charges.

  • May 8, 2020

    Charles Gorenstein Quoted in E Commerce Times on President Obama’s Comments on Patent Trolls

    Charles Gorenstein, partner at BSKB, was quoted in a June 5, 2013 E Commerce Times article regarding Obama administrations targeting of patent trolls with a number of initiatives aimed at curbing activity it blames for stymieing innovation in America. Patent trolls have been accused of abusing the system to squeeze money from just about anyone using technology containing their intellectual property. However, they’ve also been praised for protecting small inventors from being crushed by corporations.

  • May 8, 2020

    Charles Gorenstein Quoted in IP Watch Article on Impact of U.S. Government Shutdown

    Charles Gorenstein, partner at BSKB, was quoted in an October 9, 2013 Intellectual Property Watch article on the impact of the U.S. government shutdown on the IP world. Regarding the shuttering of the U.S. International Trade Commission, Mr. Gorenstein says “These [USITC] actions move very quickly, so this gives alleged infringers more time to get their legal defences together. That could be a major advantage in some cases.”

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