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
November 22, 2020
Printed publications: an evolving doctrine
While the PTAB’s decision in Hulu provides some guidance for post-grant proceedings, there is still no bright-line rule as to what constitutes a “printed publication”. Eugene Perez of Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch examines current case rulings.Learn More
October 30, 2020
Many people have access to a 3D printer. Thus, conceivably, a person could illegally print (make) a patented object using a 3D printer. Let’s consider the following real life scenario that occurred in Italy during the peak of the coronavirus epidemic in the Spring of 2020.Learn 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