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.
June 30, 2022
BSKB’s MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. and Paul Lewis have been named Patent Stars for 2022. The annual IP Star Rankings, published by Managing IP, are awarded based on peer and client nominations. Additionally, BSKB has been named a “Recommended Firm” for Intellectual Property for 2022.
June 21, 2022
Implementation of ST.26 for Sequence Listing requirements to become effective worldwide July 1, 2022