BSKB News

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

  • May 11, 2020

    Who’s First? New Rules on Filing Patents

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  • 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.

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  • May 11, 2020

    Partner MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. comments on the Federal Circuit’s recent precedential decision in Natural Alternatives International Inc. v. Creative Compounds LLC.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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:

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?”

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  • 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.”

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  • May 13, 2020

    Greg Hsu and Binli Guan to Lecture in Taiwan Regarding U.S. IP Law

    BSKB partner Greg Hsu and BSKB IP Advisor Binli Guan will present lectures regarding recent changes in U.S. IP law at a one-day seminar in Taipei on March 20, 2013. Mr. Hsu will present a lecture entitled “The Coming of a New Era – Detailed Analysis of the Final Rules and Examination Guidelines of the First Inventor to File System.” Ms. Guan will discuss recent changes in U.S. trademark practice, including the introduction of new gTLD registers and internet use and trademark monitoring. The seminar is sponsored by Wideband IP Office.

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  • 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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  • May 14, 2020

    James Slattery Selected as Best Lawyer in Baltimore and Washington, DC for 2012

    Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP congratulates partner James M. Slattery, who has been selected as a Best Lawyer® for 2012 in the area of Intellectual Property in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.’s Best Lawyers®. This peer review-based directory is published each year by ALM and The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Slattery has been previously honored as a member of Baltimore and Washington D.C.’s Best Lawyers as well as Virginia’s Best Lawyers, also published by ALM and The Best Lawyers in America®.

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  • May 12, 2020

    Andrew Meikle to Attend FICPI EXCO Meeting in Cartagena, Colombia

    Andrew D. Meikle, President-Elect of the U.S. Section of Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI), will attend the FICPI EXCO meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, held January 20-24, 2013. Mr. Meikle previously served as Treasurer of the U.S. Section of FICPI.

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  • May 13, 2020

    Dr. MaryAnne Armstrong Speaks at American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting

    BSKB partner MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., lectured at the 2012 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), held March 25 – 29 in San Diego, California. Dr. Armstrong shared her expertise on duty of disclosure in light of Therasense. Dr. Armstrong is the Chair-Elect of the Chemistry & the Law (CHAL) Division of the American Chemical Society.

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  • May 11, 2020

    Law360 Quotes Partner Charles Gorenstein on Potential Impact of Federal Hiring Freeze on USPTO

    BSKB partner Charles Gorenstein was quoted in a January 24, 2017 Law360 article entitled “Federal Hiring Freeze Could Hurt Patent Quality,” where he discussed the potential impact of the recently instituted federal hiring freeze on processes at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Potential impact of the freeze at the USPTO includes possible delays in the patent process, from application intake to examination, as well as the potential for a decrease in quality, as attempts are made to stay on deadline with increased workloads. Mr. Gorenstein notes that the patent office might be particularly susceptible to the effects of this freeze because there has historically been a relatively high turnover rate in the examining corps. He also states “If they continue to lose examiners at really any rate — a normal rate or a higher-than-normal rate — and if they can’t replace them, then inevitably we’ll see a slowdown of output and the backlog will increase. Obviously, that’s going to happen if there are fewer people to do the work.”

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  • May 14, 2020

    James Slattery and Binli Guan to Speak at China Trademark Annual Meeting

    James Slattery, partner at BSKB, and Binli Guan, IP Advisor at BSKB, have been invited to speak at the 2012 China Trademark Annual Meeting in Kunming. The meeting, sponsored by the Chinese Trademark Association, will be held September 3 to 5, 2012. Mr. Slattery and Ms. Guan will lecture in conjunction with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), addressing particular problems relating to prosecuting trademark applications in the USPTO based on the Madrid Protocol.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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