Rick Anderson began his career in the intellectual property field in 1992 as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) before joining BSKB’s electrical practice group in 1996. Mr. Anderson was named Partner in 2001 and primarily represents clients before the USPTO in pre-grant and post-grant proceedings, with particular emphasis on ex parte and inter partes reexaminations involving patents being litigated in U.S. district court. His experience covers a broad range of complex technologies such as digital image processing, wireless communications, hearing aid devices, optical recording media, medical imaging and heating/air-conditioning systems.

Mr. Anderson counsels clients on issues of patentability, infringement, validity, reexamination, licensing and U.S. district court litigation (representative litigation matters including Anthony Brown v. Oregon Scientific, et al., Case No. 2:03-cv-880, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; Fujinon Corp. v. Samsung Telecommunications America LP et al., Case No. 1:06-cv-00332, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware; Vivatone Hearing Systems, LLC. v. GN Resound A/S et al., Case No. 3:09-cv-01227, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut; Sound Design Technologies, Ltd. v. Oticon, Inc., Case No. 2:11-cv-01375, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona; Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation v. Siemens Audiologische Technik GMBH et al., Case No. 2:10-cv-03120, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; Adaptive Sonics LLC v. Sonic Innovations, Inc., Case No. 2:12-cv-00032, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas).

Mr. Anderson has lectured extensively in the U.S., Europe and Japan on best practices for U.S. patent protection.

Representative Matters

  • Anthony Brown v. Oregon Scientific, et al., Case No. 2:03-cv-880, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Fujinon Corp. v. Samsung Telecommunications America LP et al., Case No. 1:06-cv-00332, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • Vivatone Hearing Systems, LLC. v. GN Resound A/S et al., Case No. 3:09-cv-01227, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • Sound Design Technologies, Ltd. v. Oticon, Inc., Case No. 2:11-cv-01375, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation v. Siemens Audiologische Technik GMBH et al., Case No. 2:10-cv-03120, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • Adaptive Sonics LLC v. Sonic Innovations, Inc., Case No. 2:12-cv-00032, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas).

Speaking Engagements

    Current Speaking Engagements

  • Sep
    30

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

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

    Webinar
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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

Articles

  • 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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