Oblon Nabs Big Law Trial Attorney

April 18, 2017 – Firm News

Alexandria, VA Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP, is pleased to announce the arrival of Alexander J. Hadjis as a partner in the Firm’s Litigation and PTAB Trial practices. Alex is a seasoned patent trial attorney having represented top technology companies as lead counsel in bet-the-company disputes before district courts, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), and the Federal Circuit.  His addition complements the firm’s current litigation roster and provides much-needed depth, as the firm’s Litigation and PTAB practices are increasingly sought out to manage parallel proceedings before the courts and the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB).

Prior to joining Oblon, Alex has served in various leadership roles at other prestigious global law firms including as Co-Chair of a firm’s Intellectual Property practice, Chair of the ITC Patent Litigation practice, and Co-Chair of the Technology Industry Practice.  Alex has also served as lead counsel in many notable cases before the federal district courts and the ITC.  Alex has been recognized as a leading intellectual-property litigator by top law-industry reviewers including Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Legal 500, IAM Patent 1000, Super Lawyers, and his legal work has been lauded by The Washington Post.  "I am thrilled to join Oblon. With its outstanding reputation and its deep expertise across critical IP subspecialties, it is well-positioned to thrive in today's demanding IP litigation marketplace," said Alex.

“Alex brings an impressive depth of IP litigation experience to Oblon,” said Bradley Lytle, Oblon’s Managing Partner. Lytle adds, “Alex’s skills at trial as well as his leadership in first-chair situations and at prior firms, will make Alex a great addition to our Litigation and Post-Grant teams, and we are excited to have Alex come on board and continue to serve innovation and technology-focused clients in a counseling capacity as well as in litigation settings.”  Scott McKeown, Oblon’s PTAB Trial Practice Chair added, “Alex gives us added capability to handle the increasing number of competitor disputes now straddling the PTAB and district courts, his administrative law experience at the ITC ideally suits him to complement a number of key positions on our team.”