BSKB has been preparing and prosecuting patent applications for our clients since 1976. Our attorneys have substantial experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications as well as providing validity and infringement opinions, portfolio management and client counseling in the area of chemistry/biotech, electronics/information technology, and mechanical engineering. Our clients include major manufacturers in a variety of industries, research organizations and universities.
Our reputation in this field is directly attributable to the level of skill among our attorneys and patent agents. A number of our attorneys and agents have worked for corporations, research institutes or the government and have been actively involved in all phases of product development. Many are also former examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and have first-hand knowledge of and insight into the procedures and prosecution strategies that help our clients obtain the broadest range of protection efficiently.
BSKB has consistently ranked among the top patent firms in the U.S. for number of patent registrations annually. Our attorneys and agents participate in various domestic and international intellectual property organizations and regularly lecture to groups in the U.S. and abroad. BSKB attorneys and agents are also involved in a number of technical and legal organizations and attend meetings to stay current on the technological and legal advancements in their fields.
Attorneys and Professionals
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 21, 2022
BSKB Partner Michael T. Smith was quoted recently in an article regarding Kim Kardashian's new skin care line, "SKKN by Kim".
October 19, 2022
For those who have filed or will file trademark applications in the USPTO, we wish to inform you of an important update from the USPTO regarding Office Action response deadlines.
October 14, 2022
Our previous announcement of November 24, 2021 noted that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) delayed implementation of the non-DOCX filing surcharge until January 1, 2023. The USPTO has not announced whether there is a need to delay implementation beyond January 1, 2023.