At BSKB, we combine industry knowledge with intellectual property law expertise. That’s why all of the intellectual property law attorneys and technical advisors in our Chemical Practice Group have either undergraduate or graduate degrees in chemistry or chemical engineering. Many of us began our careers as patent examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), chemists, process engineers or professors.
Our diverse technical backgrounds and experiences help us to better understand complex chemistries and highly technical engineering issues. We prepare and prosecute hundreds of chemical patent applications in the USPTO, and various foreign countries, each year.
We represent pharmaceutical and chemical companies around the world and have prosecuted chemical patents in the areas of polymer chemistry, chemical processing and synthesis, catalysts, materials science, organic and inorganic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, physical chemistry and nanotechnology.
Attorneys and Professionals
July 1, 2022
BSKB's Hailey R. Bureau, Ph.D., was quoted in an article for Bloomberg Law regarding recent rulings by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding strict enforcement of certain Patent Act provisions. These rulings regarding Section 112(a), a written description requirement and an enablement standard, have created a high burden for Applicants in the life science industry to overcome.
May 20, 2022
Chemistry Europe: European Chemical Societies Publishing
BSKB’s Hailey Bureau, Ph.D., co-authored a research article entitled “Benchmarking Adaptive Steered Molecular Dynamics (ASMD) on CHARMM Force Fields”. Although prepared during her time in graduate school, the paper has now been published on May 20, 2022 in ChemPhysChem.
October 19, 2022
For those who have filed or will file trademark applications in the USPTO, we wish to inform you of an important update from the USPTO regarding Office Action response deadlines.
October 14, 2022
Our previous announcement of November 24, 2021 noted that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) delayed implementation of the non-DOCX filing surcharge until January 1, 2023. The USPTO has not announced whether there is a need to delay implementation beyond January 1, 2023.