BSKB News

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

  • 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.”

  • 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 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 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®.

  • 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.

  • February 26, 2021

    High Court Mulls Taking Up Diagnostic Patent Eligibility Fight

    Partner MaryAnne Armstrong was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article discussing Ariosa’s appeal to the Supreme Court of a Federal Circuit decision reviving Illumina Inc.'s fetal DNA test patents and what the outcome could mean for patent eligibility in the biotech industry.

  • 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 11, 2020

    Law360 Article Features Advice from BSKB Partners James M. Slattery and John W. Bailey

    BSKB partners James M. Slattery and John W. Bailey were featured in the recent Law360 article “Welcome To The Club: Advice From Old To New Partners.” Veteran partners were asked to offer advice based on their years of experience to those recently promoted to the role.

  • 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.

    Read the full article here.

  • 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 12, 2020

    BSKB Partners to Speak on U.S. Patent Law Changes to INFOPAT Group in Japan

    BSKB partners Marc S. Weiner and Eugene T. Perez have been invited to speak in Tokyo, Japan to members of the Association for the Study of International & Foreign Patent Trademark Laws & Practice (INFOPAT) on May 10, 2012. Their lecture, entitled “First Inventor to File, Prior Art and Priority under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act: Transitioning to the New U.S. Patent Law,” will cover the changes to 35 U.S.C. §§ 102 (anticipation) and 103 (obviousness/inventive step) due to the 2011 America Invents Act (AIA). This lecture will also cover §§ 102/103 before and after the effective law date of March 16, 2013, as well as specific topics such as the 1-year grace period, when U.S. patents and patent application publications are available as prior art, and filing by an assignee.

  • May 12, 2020

    Andrew Meikle to Speak at FICPI’s 16th Open Forum in St. Petersburg

    BSKB partner Andrew D. Meikle will speak at the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI) 16th Open Forum, held October 5-8, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Mr. Meikle, who is President of the U.S. section of FICPI, will be speaking on a panel addressing how companies can better protect their inventions and improve internal processes, such as communication with inventors. The FICPI Open Forum offers attendees from around the world a chance to come together to discuss the changing landscape of IP, with specialized sessions for patent attorneys and trademark attorneys, as well as sessions on business practice issues.

  • May 12, 2020

    BSKB Partners Gerald Murphy and Craig McRobbie to Present at 2016 PLI Patent Law Institute

    BSKB partners Gerald M. Murphy, Jr. and Craig A. McRobbie will present lectures on chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech patents at the Practising Law Institute (PLI)’s 10th Annual Patent Law Institute in 2016. The 2016 Patent Law Institute will be held in New York, NY on April 14-15, 2016, and in San Francisco, CA on May 5-6, 2016. Mr. Murphy has been a speaker at the annual Patent Law Institute since 2009.

  • May 11, 2020

    Andrew Meikle Presents on AIA Strategies at FICPI ABC Meeting

    BSKB partner Andrew D. Meikle participated in the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI) ABC Meeting in New Orleans, where he presented a lecture entitled “How the USPTO Rules Implement the AIA: Prosecution Strategies and Tips.” The meeting took place May 15 – 18, 2013. Mr. Meikle is President-Elect of the U.S. Section of FICPI.

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