Life Sciences / Biotech
The intellectual property lawyers and technical specialists of the Life Sciences/Biotech Practice Group use their legal, biotechnology and life sciences skills to evaluate current technologies and provide expert advice on intellectual property strategy and business development. They have years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, technology transfer and licensing, life sciences patents and conducting intellectual property audits and due diligence studies. In addition to providing a full range of Life Sciences patent services, our clients look to us for licensing their technology or developing internal intellectual property policies and procedures.
The practice group includes patent attorneys and technical advisors who have years of experience and expertise in biotechnology, bioinformatics, immunology, agricultural biotechnology, gene therapy, genomics, medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, proteomics, vaccines and drug delivery.
Many of our group members hold doctorate or advanced scientific degrees in immunology, biochemistry, botany, biotechnology and molecular biology. Many have worked as examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or have held various positions in industry as researchers or in-house counsel.
We understand the complex USPTO procedures, as well as the scientific and business issues. This is what makes the difference for you. BSKB provides uniquely insightful technical advice and intellectual property legal counsel to a growing list of clients who enjoy the benefits of that added value.
Attorneys and Professionals
July 10, 2020
MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. discusses the potential risks to IP rights with open-access to technology, medicines and devices in the fight against COVID-19 in the latest issue of LSIPR.Learn More
July 1, 2020
BSKB ASSISTS CLIENT IN SUCCESSFUL IPR CHALLENGES TO BIOPHARMACEUTICAL PATENTS FOR TREATING POMPE DISEASE
BSKB assists client in successful IPR Challenges to Biopharmaceutical Patents for Treating Pompe DiseaseLearn More
September 10, 2020
Michael Smith was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article regarding Apple's opposition to the “federal registration of food prep app Prepear’s logo as a trademark, arguing the green pear-with-leaf logo ‘readily calls to mind’ its iconic bite-out-of-an-apple logo.”Learn More
August 31, 2020
Falls Church, Va., August 31, 2020 — Eric H. Liou has joined Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB) as an associate in the firm’s Electronics and IT Practice Group.Learn More