BSKB News

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

  • 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 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, 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

    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 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

    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, 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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 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 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

    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

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