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

    Previous Speaking Engagements

  • MaryAnne Armstrong to present at the FICPI Open Forum

    MaryAnne Armstrong to present at the FICPI Open Forum.

    November 05 2020
  • FICPI Virtual Open Forum

    FICPI Virtual Open Forum

    November 04 2020
  • BSKB is a sponsor of the 2020 AIPLA Virtual Annual Meeting

    2020 AIPLA Virtual Annual Meeting

    October 22 2020
  • BSKB to present at FICPI’s “Connect, Share & Grow” series

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

    September 30 2020


  • December 1, 2020

    David A. Bilodeau named to Best Lawyers® list

    by | BSKB News

    Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP is pleased to announce that David A. Bilodeau has been included in this Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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  • November 22, 2020

    Printed publications: an evolving doctrine

    by Eugene T. Perez | Printed publications: an evolving doctrine

    While the PTAB’s decision in Hulu provides some guidance for post-grant proceedings, there is still no bright-line rule as to what constitutes a “printed publication”. Eugene Perez of Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch examines current case rulings.

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