|Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition|
About this office:
Founded in 1968, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. has grown to become one of the largest full-service firms in the United States specializing exclusively in intellectual property law. The success of the Firm's rapid expansion can be attributed to the founders' passion for quality service. The Firm's staff includes internationally known experts in every field of intellectual property law. Its practice includes federal court litigation, representation at federal agencies, the domestic and international prosecution of patent and trademark applications, copyright registrations, and maskwork applications, as well as necessary support services, including an extensive client education program. The Firm's clientele includes numerous multinational corporations that are among the most active in the intellectual property field, foreign and U.S. government agencies, numerous universities, and businesses of all sizes. Specialties of the firm include, but are not limited to, interference law, chemical/biotech patent law, electrical/mechanical patent law, software patent law, copyright law, and trademark law. Litigation teams work closely with clients to accomplish objectives with dispatch through negotiation, litigation, or alternative dispute resolution. The Firm has conducted and successfully concluded numerous significant re-examinations and reissue procedures, as well as a large number of appeals to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Board of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Statement of Practice Summary:
Patent Law; Patent Prosecution; Patent Litigation; Patent Infringement; Patent Licensing; Patent Protection; Chemical Patents; Biotechnology Patents; Biotechnology Licensing; Biochemical Technology; Genetics; Mechanical Patents; Electrical Patents; Computer and Software Patents; Computer Technology; Software Copyright; Software Leasing; Software Protection; Trademark Law; Trademark Infringement; Trademark Licensing; Trademark Litigation; Trademark Prosecution; Trademark Registration; Copyright Law; Copyright Infringement; Copyright Prosecution; Copyright Registration; Trade Dress; Trade Names; Unfair Competition Law; International Trademarks; International Copyright Law; International Intellectual Property.
Documents by Lawyers at this office
Fraud Ruling By TTAB Makes Obligations Clear
Roberta S. Bren, December 3, 2014
In Nationstar Mortgage LLC, v. Mujahid Ahmad (Opposition No. 91177036 decided Sept. 30, 2014), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) made it clear that Applicants are “obligated to read and understand” what is being signed and “investigate the accuracy of his statements in...
PTAB "Target Practice"
Scott A. McKeown, December 3, 2014
Back in September, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a rare expanded panel Order in Target Corp. v. Destination Maternity Corp., (IPR2014-00508) (here). In the Order, a divided panel denied issue joinder under 35 U.S.C. § 315(c) as a matter of law (i.e., the joining of two...
Backflow To Add to Growing PTAB Workload
Scott A. McKeown, November 28, 2014
As discussed on Tuesday, sometimes the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) will find it necessary to remand an appeal to the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB). Likewise, sometimes the Solicitor will seek remand in appropriate circumstances. Historically remand occurs in about 10-15%...
Year Established: 1968