In addition to helping clients secure protection for their own intellectual property, BSKB represents companies looking to license intellectual property rights to others to expand markets for their goods and services or to obtain licenses from others for more freedom to sell a broader range of goods or services. BSKB also assists clients who look to cross-license intellectual property rights to create joint cooperation agreements with other companies or, as part of a more complex litigation scenario, to settle disputes with other companies.
BSKB provides legal opinions for both prospective licensors and licensees to ensure companies can move forward with licensing and acquisition plans with confidence in the value of the related intellectual property. BSKB also assists clients with an inventory and valuation of intellectual property rights and identifying and targeting potential licensing targets, as well as drafting simple to highly complex intellectual property licensing agreements.
Attorneys and Professionals
June 21, 2022
BSKB Partner Michael T. Smith was quoted recently in an article regarding Kim Kardashian's new skin care line, "SKKN by Kim".
July 1, 2022
BSKB's Hailey R. Bureau, Ph.D., was quoted in an article for Bloomberg Law regarding recent rulings by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding strict enforcement of certain Patent Act provisions. These rulings regarding Section 112(a), a written description requirement and an enablement standard, have created a high burden for Applicants in the life science industry to overcome.
June 30, 2022
BSKB’s MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. and Paul Lewis have been named Patent Stars for 2022. The annual IP Star Rankings, published by Managing IP, are awarded based on peer and client nominations. Additionally, BSKB has been named a “Recommended Firm” for Intellectual Property for 2022.
June 21, 2022
Implementation of ST.26 for Sequence Listing requirements to become effective worldwide July 1, 2022