BSKB News

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

  • 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 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 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

    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 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 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.

  • May 12, 2020

    BSKB Co-Sponsors Howard University Law School’s 13th Annual IP Law Seminar – Gerald Murphy to Speak

    BSKB will co-sponsor the 13th Annual Intellectual Property Law Seminar hosted by Howard University’s Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice. The day-long seminar will be held at the Howard University School of Law on March 4, 2016, and will feature speakers from government entities, corporations and private practice covering a variety of intellectual property topics. Distinguished guests include Hon. Susan G. Braden of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Hon. Charles E. Bullock, Chief Judge of the U.S. International Trade Commission, Lucinda Longcroft, Head of the WIPO New York Office and Hon. Sharon Prost of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. BSKB partner Gerald Murphy, Jr. has been invited to speak at the seminar on “PTAB Invalidity Trials – The Alleged Infringer’s Answer to the Eastern District of Texas?”. More information on the seminar can be found here.

  • May 13, 2020

    Gerald Murphy and Lynde Herzbach to Speak on Inter Partes Review in Light of Cuozzo at Upcoming Complimentary Webinar

    BSKB partner Gerald Murphy, Jr. and associate Lynde Herzbach will speak at an upcoming webinar entitled “Cuozzo Challenges Inter Partes Review: So What?” The webinar will be hosted by IP Watchdog’s Gene Quinn as part of Patent Masterminds: An Innography Series. The webinar will discuss Inter Partes Review (IPR) post grant proceedings in light of the Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee case at the Supreme Court and what this means for future IPR proceedings.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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