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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

  • James Eller

    James T. Eller Jr.

    Partner

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  • Bradford Fritz

    Bradford F. Fritz

    Associate

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  • Charles Gorenstein

    Charles Gorenstein

    Senior Counsel

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    Maki Hatsumi

    Registered Patent Agent

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  • Greg Hsu

    Greg Cheng-Kang Hsu

    Partner

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  • Seth Kim

    Seth S. Kim

    Partner

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  • Joesph Kolasch

    Joseph A. Kolasch

    Retired Partner

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  • Toyohiko Konno

    Toyohiko Konno

    Registered Patent Agent

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Recent News

  • January 1, 2022

    Seth S. Kim Promoted to Partner

    BSKB is pleased to announce that Seth S. Kim has been promoted to Partner of the firm.

  • November 24, 2021

    USPTO DOCX Filings Surcharge Fee Delay

    The USPTO has delayed the effective date of the surcharge fee for non-DOCX filings to January 1, 2023. The PTO Announcement and Federal Register Notice can be viewed using the USPTO link found here: https://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/entry/modernizing-patent-filing-with-docx The USPTO will continue to accept DOCX specifications for non-PCT applications first filed in the U.S., for applications filed in the U.S. under the Paris Convention and for applications filed as a by-pass continuation of a PCT application without the surcharge fee. The surcharge delay allows the USPTO time for further testing and for application filers to adjust to the DOCX format. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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