Vanessa Perez-Ramos, Of Counsel at BSKB, supports patent prosecution in the areas of organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor manufacturing, steel products, and biology, among others.

Most recently, Ms. Perez-Ramos worked as in-house counsel for a global intellectual property management company. As in-house counsel, Ms. Perez-Ramos managed a portfolio comprising over 3,000 worldwide semiconductor-related patents and patent applications, and single-handedly prosecuted the entire portfolio for an extended period of time. As part of her responsibilities as in-house counsel, Ms. Perez-Ramos developed, coordinated and implemented filing, prosecution, reexamination and divestment strategies for the portfolio, achieving savings of over $1MM in less than a year, through strategic prosecution and divestment. Ms. Perez-Ramos additionally provided licensing support and conducted due diligence, prior art searches, legal review of claim charts, legal assessment of invalidity and non-infringement assertions and other pre-assertion and post-assertion activities.

Ms. Perez-Ramos is a former Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where she was assigned to Art Unit 1765 (semiconductor manufacturing via chemical processes). In her role as Patent Examiner, Ms. Perez-Ramos researched relevant technologies, applied technical and legal analysis to determine patentability of inventions, drafted Office Actions, and conducted Examiner Interviews.

Ms. Perez-Ramos also has experience as a Project Engineer with Amoco Company, where she managed optimization and troubleshooting projects for the company’s largest U.S. oil refinery, and as a Process Engineer with Abbott Laboratories, where she supervised the installation of Abbott’s first pilot plant in Puerto Rico, managed material and equipment procurement, and developed engineering design specifications.

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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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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