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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

  • MaryAnne Armstrong

    MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D.

    Partner

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  • John Bailey

    John W. Bailey

    Partner

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  • Hailey Bureau

    Hailey R. Bureau, Ph.D.

    Associate

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  • Skyla A. Duncan-Jules, PhD

    Technical Advisor

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  • Joesph Kolasch

    Joseph A. Kolasch

    Retired Partner

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  • Toyohiko Konno

    Toyohiko Konno

    Registered Patent Agent

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  • LCL

    Laura C. Lutz

    Of Counsel

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  • Craig McRobbie

    Craig A. McRobbie

    Partner

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    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.

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    Responding to Examiner Rejections in Chem/Pharma/Bio Applications

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    BSKB’s Chad Rink recently co-lectured with Briana Barron during the 2022 Patent Law Institute (PLI) virtual meeting. Their topic was “Responding to Examiner Rejections in Chem/Pharma/Bio Applications.” Chad and Briana discussed recent court decisions covering written description, obviousness, and inequitable conduct.

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