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Oblon Selected as Leading IP Firm in the US and Virginia by IP Law Experts

Oblon has been named  the 2018 IP Law Expert of the year for the State of Virginia byIP Law Experts, a platform of  International Legal Media. In addition, Stephen G. Kunin has also been selected as the leading IP Lawyer in Virginia. 

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Derek Mason Named as “The World’s Leading IP Strategists” by IAM Strategy 300

Oblon is proud to announce that partner J. Derek Mason, Ph.D., CLP has been selected by Intellectual Asset Management for its annual Strategy 300 guide of “The World’s Leading IP Strategists.” 

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Oblon Celebrates Washington Capitals Winning the Stanley Cup

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Who’s Kidding Who?

A Feature Article of Law360 entitled “Ex-PTAB Judges Say Board Policies Don’t Squelch Dissents,” by Ryan Davis, argued that policies of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (hereafter Board) do not stymie dissenting and concurring opinions by one or more of the three members of any panel of the Board charged with “hearing” an appeal, in accordance with their 35 U.S.C. § 6(b) Duties

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Decs, Slides, and Video[tape]: Utilizing non-patent literature in IPR

In Medtronic, Inc. v. Barry (2017-1169 and 2017-1170), the Federal Circuit (Circuit Judges Taranto, Plager, and Chen, decision authored by Judge Chen, hereinafter “the panel”) vacated the PTAB’s finding in IPRs2015-00780 and -00783 that Medtronic’s slides and videos constitute  “printed publications” within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. §102(b).

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Is Real and Positive Change Coming for Patent Owners?

New USPTO Director Andrei Iancu provided the Intellectual Property Track plenary lecture at the 2018 BIO International Convention last week. 

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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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41th LES Japan Annual Meeting 2018 in Sapporo, Japan

Philippe Signore, Yuki Onoe, and Yorikatsu Hohokabe will be representing Oblon at the 41th LES Japan Annual Meeting 2018 in SAPPORO, Japan on July 6-7,2018.

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Infopat in Tokyo, Japan 2018

Philippe Signore has been invited to speak at Infopat in Tokyo, Japan on July 13, 2018. His presentation will focus on updates on recent US Patent Practice.

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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.

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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 2018 by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers.

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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).

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