BSKB’s mechanical patent attorneys have substantial experience in preparing and prosecuting mechanical and design patent applications, as well as providing validity and patent infringement opinions, intellectual property portfolio management and client counseling. Our clients are from around the globe and include major manufacturers in a variety of industries. Many of the inventions protected by the mechanical patents prosecuted by our intellectual property lawyers have been commercialized and are found in numerous industry and consumer products.
Our reputation in this field is directly attributable to the level of skill among our intellectual property attorneys and patent agents. All of our IP attorneys and mechanical patent agents have a technical degree in such disciplines as mechanical and electrical engineering and are able to understand complex technologies. A number of our intellectual property attorneys and patent agents have worked for corporations or the government and have been actively involved in all phases of product development. Many are also former examiners with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and have first-hand knowledge of, and insight into, the procedures and prosecution strategies that help our mechanical patent clients obtain the broadest range of protection within the shortest amount of time.
Our mechanical IP attorneys and patent agents participate in various domestic and international intellectual property organizations and regularly lecture to groups in the U.S. and abroad. BSKB attorneys and agents also are involved in a number of technical and legal organizations and regularly attend meetings to stay current on the technological and legal advancements in their fields.
Contact us today to discover how our intellectual property lawyers can assist you with your mechanical patent.
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.
February 20, 2017
World Intellectual Property Review
The Halo decision on wilful patent infringement has made it desirable to accumulate evidence of good faith at the time of conduct in order to avoid enhanced damages.
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.