Electronics & IT
BSKB’s Electronics and IT Practice Group includes intellectual property attorneys and professionals having extensive expertise and specialized technical knowledge to effectively serve the IP needs of our electronics and IT clients.
Our attorneys’ experience, individually and collectively, includes all aspects of electronics patent and information technology patent law, from drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. and abroad, to licensing, managing intellectual property and portfolios. Our professionals have education and experience in electrical and electronic engineering and computer science. We provide opinions and counseling on issues pertaining to patent infringement and validity. We counsel our clients on other forms of intellectual property, including copyright law, trademark law and trade secrets. We also handle complex patent litigation and arbitration in cases of patent infringement. We also provide services in post-grant patent review, including reexamination and reissue, as an alternative to patent litigation.
Our professionals have technical experience includes: digital signal processing, computer architecture/software, optics, solid state circuitry, video and image systems, telecommunications, power generation, radar, sonar and inertial navigation systems and e-commerce.
Many of our members are former patent examiners, helping us to effectively assist our clients through the patenting process. Contact us today to learn how we can assist with your electronics patent or information technology patent challenges.
Attorneys and Professionals
December 1, 2020
Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP is pleased to announce that David A. Bilodeau has been included in this Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
November 22, 2020
Printed publications: an evolving doctrine
While the PTAB’s decision in Hulu provides some guidance for post-grant proceedings, there is still no bright-line rule as to what constitutes a “printed publication”. Eugene Perez of Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch examines current case rulings.
September 23, 2021
Effective January 1, 2022, a USPTO surcharge fee of $400 (large entity), $200 (small entity) and $100 (micro entity) will apply for non-DOCX filings. The surcharge fee applies to utility non-provisional application filings (e.g., the specification, claims, and abstract must be in DOCX format to avoid the surcharge; drawings are not subject to this requirement). The DOCX surcharge does not apply to US National Stage Applications or PCT International Applications filed in the US Receiving Office. Drawings may be filed as PDF or DOCX documents. There is no surcharge for drawings not filed as DOCX documents. DOCX is a structured text-based Microsoft Word document. To avoid the USPTO surcharge, our policy at BSKB will be to require a DOCX format for all utility non-provisional applications (preferred for National Stage and PCT applications, but not required) filed on or after January 1, 2022. The USPTO already accepts DOCX filings, and we recommend that you commence sending applications in DOCX format as soon as possible.
May 28, 2021
Leonard Svensson recently published an article in IPWatchdog, Inc. analyzing meat substitution companies and the patent protection being sought and obtained in the industry.