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Safeguarding innovation demands proactive IP counsel known for thought leadership and creative legal strategies. Safeguarding innovation demands Oblon.
Oblon Highlighted in the Alexandria News and Bloomberg Big Law
Oblon was highlighted in both the Alexandria News and Bloomberg Big Law in regards to Michael Casey’s return to Oblon.
Oblon Featured in Virginia Lawyer Magazine – October 2018
Oblon featured in Virginia Lawyer Magazine October 2018 issue in regards to the Firm celebrating 50 successful years!
4 Ways Advances In AI Could Challenge Patent Law
Sameer Gokhale is quoted in a recent article by Law360 on Artificial Intelligence patent law.
Will Rite-Hite Be Next?
In Rite-Hite v. Kelley Co., 56 F.3d 1538 (Fed. Cir. 1995) the Federal Circuit refused to award damages for the goods which were regularly sold as part of a package including patented goods.
Federal Circuit Reiterates That Naturally-Occurring Nucleotide Sequences Are Not Patent Eligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
On October 9, 2018, in Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.v. Cepheid, the Federal Circuit upheld a district court decision that claims reciting nucleotide primers in U.S. Patent No. 5,643,723 (“the ‘723 patent”) were invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
Final Rule Change Replacing BRI with Phillips Standard
Effective November 13th, all claims challenged in IPR, PGR, and CBM petitions will be interpreted under Phillips v. AWH Corp., 415 F.3d 1303 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (en banc).
PTAB BENCH BAR CONFERENCE – Texas
Todd Baker will be on a panel at the PTAB Bench Bar Conference on October 17th in Plano, TX.
Webinar: The Defend Trade Secrets Act – Rising Developments and Trends Employers Should Know
Frank West will be presenting at the Knowledge Group’s webinar "The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Rising Developments and Trends Employers Should Know".
French Association of IP Specialists (ASPI) – France 2018
Philippe Signore has been invited to present by the French Association of IP Specialists (ASPI) and by Groupe Rhone-Alpes pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (GRAPI) as part of their 2018 lecture series in France.
Chambers & Partners USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
Oblon is honored to receive a prestigious Band 1 ranking from Chambers & Partners USA. The publication identified the firm as one of Northern Virginia’s leading firms in the area of intellectual property law.
Oblon Named a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and World Report
Oblon was named one of the “Best Law Firms” in the United States in 2018 by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers.
Oblon Honored in The Legal 500 United States 2018
Oblon has been honored by The Legal 500 as one of America's leading firms in the area of patent: Prosecution (including reexamination and Post-Grant Proceedings).