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
December 26, 2022
Key U.S. Supreme Court Developments in 2022 and Outlook for 2023
As the 2022 year comes to an end, Dr. Hailey Bureau reflects on the Intellectual Property industry and the key SCOTUS decisions of 2022 that impacted patent and trademark law.
July 1, 2022
"Pharma Patents Under Fire From Federal Circuit, Petitions Say"
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.
March 8, 2023
Duty of Disclosure and Duty of Reasonable Inquiry
February 22, 2023
Pushing Back against Obviousness Rejections Unsupported by Evidence and Lacking Reasoned Explanations: A discussion of In re Google LLC.
February 8, 2023
LKQ CORP, KEYSTONE V. GM GLOBAL No. 2021-2348 (Fed. Cir. 2023)
November 16, 2022
Overview of AI Application and Related Issues
February 27, 2023
The electronic patent grant will be the official statutory patent grant effective April 18, 2023.
December 29, 2022
USPTO DOCX ANNOUNCEMENT
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has delayed the implementation of the non-DOCX filing surcharge until April 3, 2023.