Benchmark Litigation Again Recognizes Oblon Spivak As A Leading Virginia Litigation Firm

November 17, 2011 – Firm News

For Immediate Release

November 17, 2011

Alexandria, Va. -- The intellectual property law firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P., has been recognized again in the 2012 edition ofBenchmark Litigation as a “Recommended Local Litigation Firm” in Virginia. Richard D. Kelly, the firm’s managing shareholder, was identified as a “Local Litigation Star.”

The guide notes about the firm, “Founded 1968, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt is one of the largest firms in the U.S. solely dedicated to intellectual property. The firm recently won a $10.9 million judgment for Saint-Gobain Autover in their patent infringement lawsuit against Chinese windshield manufacturer Xinyi Automobile Glass. The jury found the infringement to be willful, prompting the judge to double the damages and including attorney’s fees, bringing the total settlement to over $24 million.”

Benchmark Litigation identifies the leading U.S. trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. Focused exclusively on the U.S. litigation market, the publication’s rankings and editorials are the result of extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Supplementary firm information is also submitted in the form of a questionnaire. The guide’s “local litigation stars” reflect lawyers who are recommended by peers and clients to have established consistent reputations as trial attorneys. Benchmark’s independent research is conducted annually between February and June.

Assisting clients for more than 40 years, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the United States. The firm provides a full range of intellectual property services, including litigation matters in all courts, as well as trademark and copyright.