Opinions & Counseling
BSKB helps clients develop a proactive intellectual property strategy that drives value. We provide legal insight as part of clients’ product and business model design efforts, and can provide opinions to assist with strategic decision-making. BSKB’s experienced attorneys are able to provide detailed opinions regarding freedom-to-operate, validity, infringement, and many other topics. The depth and breadth of our technical expertise ensures that our clients work with an attorney who is thoroughly versed in the technology at hand.
Attorneys and Professionals
June 22, 2021
Partner, Eugene T. Perez was recently quoted in an article by IPWatchdog regarding this week's U.S. Supreme Court patent decision in United States v. Arthrex, Inc. Et Al.
April 16, 2021
Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
Substitute/Cultivated Meat Technology: A Deep-Dive Patent Landscape Analysis by Leonard R. Svensson, Esq.
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.