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USTPO Replies to Oblon’s Request for Revising Rules Requiring Disclosure of Inventor’s Residential Address
Oblon recently received a letter from the USPTO’s Office of the Commissioner for Patents in response to our request that the USPTO revise rules requiring disclosure of information relating an inventor’s residential address.
Oblon Ranked Among Top Patent Firms
Oblon is ranked among Top 20 Patent Firms of 2018 by Juristat.
Oblon Celebrates International Women’s Day 2018 – Press For Progress
Throughout history, women all over the world have pressed for progress, leading to great advances in every walk of life.
Is Sovereign Immunity Dead with Respect to PTAB Proceedings?
There has been a lot of discussion recently regarding claims by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (“Saint Regis”) of sovereign immunity as a defense against inter partes review of certain patents owned by Saint Regis.
The Trials and Tribulations of Patent Eligibility of Natural Products at the PTAB
As patent prosecution practitioners, we often look for direction from the judges at the PTAB, particularly when agreement cannot be reached at the examining level.
A Prior Art Preference Pointing to a Feature Different from a Claimed Limitation is Relevant to an Obviousness Analysis
Consider a claim directed to an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) with several limitations including a fuel tank located under the driver seat. A prior art reference discloses all the claimed limitations, except for the location of the fuel tank.
PLI’s Advanced Trademark Law 2018: Current Issues
Brian Darville will be speaking at PLI’s Advanced Trademark Law Seminar in New York on March 14, 2017 on the topic of “Ethics for Trademark Litigators”.
Corporate IP Best Practice 2018 – Korea
Oblon is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of IAM's IPBC Korea event on April 26, 2018 in Seoul. The packed, fully bilingual, one-day program (with simultaneous Korean-English translations) will provide attendees with best-practice advice on corporate IP best-practice, with particular attention given to innovation-based growth and international expansion strategies.
13th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute
Steve Kunin and Todd Baker will be speaking at the 13th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute starting on March 1, 2018 at the USPTO.
Chambers & Partners USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
Oblon’s Intellectual Property practice received a prestigious Band 1 ranking from Chambers & Partners USA (2015). The publication identified the firm as a leading firm in the area of intellectual property law, while also ranking four Oblon partners.
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 2017 by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers.
Oblon Honored in The Legal 500 United States 2015
Oblon has been honored by The Legal 500 as one of America's leading firms in the area of patent prosecution for utility and design patents. In addition to the firm ranking, six Oblon partners were mentioned for their individual expertise and praised the distinguished Post-Grant proceedings team.