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Oblon Recognized as 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators

The Firm has been recognized as one of the top 25 law firms representing the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics (Page 51)

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VA House of Delegates Honors Middle-School Inventors with Commendation Resolution, naming Oblon as their pro-bono counsel

Delegate John Bell of the Virginia House of Delegates is honoring a group of middle-school inventors with a Commendation Resolution for obtaining a patent on their “Floodie” life-jacket invention. 

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Oblon Requests Revision of USPTO Rules Requiring Disclosure of Inventor’s Residential Address

Oblon recently requested that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) revise rules that require disclosure of information relating an inventor’s residential address.  

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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.

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Ugg! Deckers Doesn’t Want Anyone To “Muk” Around With Their Design Patent

A blog post by Dave Longo on Deckers. "Deckers laced up another five pronged Complaint—this time against Reliable Knitting Works, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and 10 other unnamed defendants—and filed suit in the Central District of California. See Deckers Outdoor Corp. v. Reliable Knitting Works and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., C.D. Cal., Case No. 2:18-cv-01217 (Feb. 14, 2018)". 

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Patent Enforcement by Oblon at AAPEX 2016 (article in Korean)

자동차 애프터마켓 제품 무역 박람회(이하 AAPEX)는 2,200개가 넘는 자동차 애프터마켓 제조업체와 공급업체의 제품과 서비스를 전시하는 거대한 연례 무역 박람회입니다.  AAPEX 2016은 네바다 주 라스베이거스에서 11월 1일~3일에 열렸습니다.

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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.

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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”.

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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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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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