Chambers USA 2010 Ranks Oblon, Spivak Among Top IP Firms in Northern Virginia

June 23, 2010 – Firm News
Chambers USA

Alexandria, Va. – Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that the Firm is a highly ranked law firm for intellectual property in Northern Virginia in Chambers USA 2010. Partners Arthur I. Neustadt is recognized in the first band of key individuals among the intellectual property attorneys in the state, Charles L. Gholz is noted in the second band and James Kulbaski in the third band.

According to Chambers USA’s profile about the firm:

  • This Alexandria-based boutique handles a wide range of IP-related work, including registering trademarks, patent interference proceedings and litigation related to infringement. The group represents a number of Japanese manufacturers and technology companies, such as Toyota, Sony and Mitsubishi, and also advises pharmaceutical companies in the EU. Its recently-added post grant patent practice group is a further advantage.
  • Sources Say: "The group has a proactive strategy and offers great value for money."
  • The "exceptionally talented" Arthur Neustadt specializes in IP litigation and performs a great deal of appellate work. He has defended the likes of SMC Corporation in numerous Section 337 investigations. Charles Gholz heads the firm's interference practice group. He recently acted as counsel for Novartis against GlaxoSmithKline in an interference relating to metered dose inhalers used in the treatment of asthma. ....James respected as "a talented lawyer with strong technical knowledge and excellent legal skills."

Arthur Neustadt heads the firm's Litigation Practice Group and has successfully tried jury and bench cases in all areas of technology before the federal district courts and argued appeals before the Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit and the regional circuit courts of appeal.

Charles Gholz leads the firm’s interference practice group and focuses his practice on litigation.

James Kulbaski focuses his practice on electrical technologies, communications standards, computer hardware/software and digital video encoding, and is a leader in patent pools and obtaining patents related to industry standards.

Chambers and Partners is based in London and began as general book publishers in 1969. Chambers’ staff of full-time researchers now prepares legal directories which assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations among peers and clients. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003 and ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country. The research is in-depth and client focused. The annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the U.S. and worldwide, and is widely used by firms for referral purposes.

Assisting clients for 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, copyright and patent interference services.