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Industry Reaction to Supreme Court Decision in Oil States v. Green Energy

Steve Kunin is quoted in a recent article by IPwatchdog on the industries reactions to the Supreme Court decision in Oil States v. Green Energy. 

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Oblon Honors Staff Contribution During Staff Appreciation Week

We are proud to celebrate the stellar accomplishments of our loyal, well-trained and client-focused staff.  

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Oblon Attends Business Methods Partnership Meeting

On March 15, 2018, Oblon attended Technology Center 3600’s Business Methods Partnership Meeting at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. 

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Jurisdiction for “Late Listed” Orange Book Patent and Injunction Based on Induced Infringement by Drug Label

As reported earlier, the Federal Circuit in Vanda Pharm. Inc. v. West-Ward Pharm. Int’l. Ltd. held that jurisdiction exists under 35 U.S.C. § 217(e)(2) for a “late listed” Orange Book patent.  The Court also decided that an injunction is available to prevent inducement of infringement by a label.

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USPTO Issues Memorandum and Publishes Fed Reg Notice for Comment Regarding 101 Eligibility

On April 20, 2018, the USPTO published (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-20/pdf/2018-08428.pdf) in the Federal Register a “Request for Comments on Determining Whether a Claim Element is Well-Understood, Routine, Conventional for Purposes of Subject Matter eligibility” that references a memorandum to the Examiner Corps the day before pertaining to examination procedure regarding Subject Matter Eligibility

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Federal Circuit Rules in Favor of Patent Eligibility

On April 13 the Federal Circuit affirmed the lower court decision in Vanda Pharm. Inc. v. West-Ward Pharm. Int’l. Ltd., appeal Nos. 2016-2707 and 2016-2708.

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Joint International Symposium on U.S. and European Patent Practice

The Oblon and Maiwald firms are pleased to invite you to a complimentary: Joint International Symposium on U.S. and European Patent Practice to be presented in two convenient locations / dates: 

  1. Tokyo:  Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Fukuracia Marunouchi Oazo
  2. Osaka:  Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Osaka Science & Technology Center
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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.

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KINPA Annual Members Workshop

Monica Yoon will be speaking at the KINPA Annual Members Workshop in South Korea. Oblon is a proud supporting member of KINPA

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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.

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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.

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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.

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