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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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  • 20210924_2106_BSKB_0070

    Estella M Gustilo, Ph.D.

    Registered Patent Agent

  • Joesph Kolasch

    Joseph A. Kolasch

    Retired Partner

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  • Toyohiko Konno

    Toyohiko Konno

    Registered Patent Agent

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  • Laura C. Lutz

    Of Counsel

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  • Craig McRobbie

    Craig A. McRobbie

    Partner

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