Chambers USA 2011 Again Ranks Oblon, Spivak Among Top IP Firms in Northern Virginia

June 14, 2011 – Firm News
Chambers USA

For Immediate Release 

June 15, 2011

Alexandria, Va.–Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier &Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that the Firm is again a highly ranked law firm for intellectual property in Northern Virginia in Chambers USA 2011. 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 firm provides a full IP service from high-profile patent prosecution to reexamination issues and interference. It attracts a prestigious client base including L'Oréal, Renault and K-Swiss. Recent highlights include acting for Saint-Gobain in a patent infringement lawsuit and defending Convolve against reexamination requests.
  • Sources say:"The attorneys are extremely knowledgeable, helpful and responsive."
  • Arthur Neustadt is a highly experienced IP litigator. He recently acted as trial counsel for patentee Mirowski Family Ventures in a patent infringement action concerning a medical pacemaker. Charles Gholz [is a partner in] the firm's interference practice group and is considered a "go-to for all tricky issues in this area." James Kulbaski …advises numerous Japanese and European corporations on patent protection and licensing matters.

Arthur Neustadt is a senior partner in 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 is a partner in the Litigation and Patent Interferences practice groups, specializing in patent interferences.

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.

Since 1999, Chambers & Partners has been researching the US legal profession and ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide. It is also widely used by firms in all states for referral purposes.

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, copyright and patent interference services.

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