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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 Slattery

    James M. Slattery

    Senior Counsel

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  • Michael Smith

    Michael T. Smith

    Partner

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  • Alexander Taousakis

    Alexander P. Taousakis

    Associate

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  • Catherine Voisinet

    Catherine M. Voisinet

    Partner

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  • Marc Weiner

    Marc S. Weiner

    Partner

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  • Chad Wells

    Chad D. Wells

    Partner

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Insights

  • April 28, 2020

    Indefinite claims at the PTAB

    by Chad M. Rink and Hailey R. Bureau, Ph.D. | World Intellectual Property Review

    Chad Rink and Hailey Bureau, Ph.D. talk about indefinite claims at the PTAB and alternative routes in WIPR- Issue 1.

  • July 2, 2018

    Case Law as a Guide to Trademark Ownership, Licensing and Enforcement

    by Michael T. Smith | 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.

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Recent News

  • April 12, 2021

    Patent Law Institute 2021: Critical Issues & Best Practices

    BSKB is proud to announce that Partners, Gerald Murphy and Chad Rink will presenting again at this year's Practising Law Institute (PLI), April 30, 2021 beginning at 9AM PT. Mr. Murphy and Mr. Rink will be discussing Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Biotech Updates Affecting Patent Prosecution.

  • February 19, 2021

    MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. Appointed to SACEPO

    BSKB is pleased to announce the appointment of Partner, MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. to the European Patent Office’s Standing Advisory Committee (SACEPO Working Party on Quality, section for American countries).

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