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

    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

Articles

  • 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.

    Learn More
  • 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.

    Learn More

Presentations