When challenges arise before or after a patent is granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), BSKB’s intellectual property attorneys are there to help. BSKB’s litigation practice group counsels and represents its clients before trial and appellate courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). BSKB attorneys also have experience in patent opposition proceedings in foreign countries.
BSKB attorneys have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation in district courts and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). BSKB also has extensive experience practicing before the PTAB both prior to and after the institution of the America Invents Act. Current and former matters before the PTAB include inter partes reviews and post-grant proceedings, patent interference proceedings, and various types of reexaminations. Our attorneys have a broad range of technical backgrounds and our firm is regularly involved in proceedings involving patents in a variety of technical areas.
We are well-versed in the rules and procedures governing trademark oppositions and petitions for cancellation before the TTAB and litigation of trademark disputes in the courts.
Our broad technical expertise, deep knowledge of the substantive law, and significant experience with adversarial proceedings enables us to effectively advocate on our clients’ behalf, to establish their right to priority of invention, and to negotiate advantageous settlements.
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.
July 2, 2018
World Trademark Review
Under common law, ownership is conferred through first use of a trademark– including use by a licensee. Recent case law can help to determine which party has the right to enforce the licensed mark where an infringement suit arises.
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.