Design patent protection plays an important role in a company’s intellectual property portfolio, and can be extremely valuable, despite lower procurement and maintenance costs. Design patents also offer additional damages remedies not available for utility patents. BSKB excels in developing strategies to protect your designs and has a long track record of obtaining and enforcing design patent rights. In fact, BSKB has consistently ranked among the top five law firms for number of design patents obtained annually.
Attorneys and Professionals
May 20, 2022
Chemistry Europe: European Chemical Societies Publishing
BSKB’s Hailey Bureau, Ph.D., co-authored a research article entitled “Benchmarking Adaptive Steered Molecular Dynamics (ASMD) on CHARMM Force Fields”. Although prepared during her time in graduate school, the paper has now been published on May 20, 2022 in ChemPhysChem.
April 29, 2022
Patent Law Institute
BSKB’s Chad Rink recently co-lectured with Briana Barron during the 2022 Patent Law Institute (PLI) virtual meeting. Their topic was “Responding to Examiner Rejections in Chem/Pharma/Bio Applications.” Chad and Briana discussed recent court decisions covering written description, obviousness, and inequitable conduct.
August 27, 2020
Effective October 2, 2020, many USPTO fees will increase including application filing, RCE, appeal and issue fees. Therefore, to save costs, with one exception, you may consider filing any items with fee increases prior to October 2, 2020. The exception relates to the payment of the Issue Fee. Any issue Fee having a mailing date prior to October 2, 2020, will have the lower Issue Fee printed on the Notice of Allowance (even if the Issue Fee is paid after October 2, 2020).
November 1, 2019
BSKB is a proud sponsor of the World IP Review Influential Women in IP Project. The initiative will place a positive spotlight on the development and progress that women have made in creating, protecting and securing IP, as well as supporting and enabling women to move forward in their respective industries. Partner MaryAnne Armstrong and Hailey Bureau will represent BSKB at the project’s opening event. Read more here.