BSKB has been preparing and prosecuting patent applications for our clients since 1976. Our attorneys have substantial experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications as well as providing validity and infringement opinions, portfolio management and client counseling in the area of chemistry/biotech, electronics/information technology, and mechanical engineering. Our clients include major manufacturers in a variety of industries, research organizations and universities.
Our reputation in this field is directly attributable to the level of skill among our attorneys and patent agents. A number of our attorneys and agents have worked for corporations, research institutes or the government and have been actively involved in all phases of product development. Many are also former examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and have first-hand knowledge of and insight into the procedures and prosecution strategies that help our clients obtain the broadest range of protection efficiently.
BSKB has consistently ranked among the top patent firms in the U.S. for number of patent registrations annually. Our attorneys and 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 are also involved in a number of technical and legal organizations and attend meetings to stay current on the technological and legal advancements in their fields.
Attorneys and Professionals
April 16, 2021
Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
Substitute/Cultivated Meat Technology: A Deep-Dive Patent Landscape Analysis by Leonard R. Svensson, Esq.
April 28, 2020
World Intellectual Property Review
Chad Rink and Hailey Bureau, Ph.D. talk about indefinite claims at the PTAB and alternative routes in WIPR- Issue 1.
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.