Mr. Meikle has been engaged in the practice of patent law since 1987. He began his career in the intellectual property field in 1984 as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His current practice emphasizes client counseling in the areas of validity and infringement, as well as prosecution of patent applications before the USPTO and representation of clients against adverse parties in various post grant patent procedures including reexaminations, reissue applications, inter partes/ex parte reexaminations and interferences. Mr. Meikle has prepared and filed numerous appeal briefs and conducted oral hearings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and its predecessor. He has also proceeded to appeal before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Meikle has managed worldwide patent portfolios and has helped in handling oppositions, as well as patent prosecution, before the Japanese Patent Office, European Patent Office and other countries around the world. The technical fields that Mr. Meikle specializes in include organic chemistry, polymers, biochemistry and pharmaceuticals.

Mr. Meikle has managed the firm’s patent seminars since 1995 and now manages the Summer Patent Seminar. He has prepared and presented numerous lectures before international audiences regarding U.S. patent statutory law and case law developments both domestically and abroad.

Speaking Engagements

    Current Speaking Engagements

  • Sep

    BSKB to present at FICPI’s “Connect, Share & Grow” series

    FICPI’s “Connect, Share & Grow” Webinar Series.

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    Previous Speaking Engagements

  • Patent Law Institute 2020: Critical Issues & Best Practices

    PLI 2020: Live Webcast

    April 02 2020
  • New Trademark Developments and Rules in the U.S.P.T.O

    Trademark Day Sweden

    January 23 2020
  • Inter-Collegiate Licensing Association Winter Symposium

    ICLA Winter Symposium

    January 15 2020


  • July 24, 2020

    Washington, D.C. NFL Team Loses Race to the Trademark Office: Does it Matter?

    by Michael. T Smith | IPWatchDog

    In surveys throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area, three possible replacement names have emerged as favorites among the fans: Warriors, Red Wolves, and Redtails. Armed with the knowledge of the name change and the relative popularity of the possible replacement names, two enterprising individuals have applied to obtain a federal trademark registration for the marks WARRIORS, WASHINGTON RED WOLVES, and WASHINGTON REDTAILS, respectively. Neither applicant appears to be connected to the owners of the Washington D.C. professional football team.

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  • July 10, 2020

    Could good intentions lead to future danger?

    by MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. | LSIPR

    MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. discusses the potential risks to IP rights with open-access to technology, medicines and devices in the fight against COVID-19 in the latest issue of LSIPR.

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