Oblon Spivak Attorneys Appointed to Leadership Positions in the American Bar Association

August 9, 2011 – Firm News

For Immediate Release

August 9, 2011

Alexandria, Va.–Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that attorney Scott McKeown have been appointed to leadership positions within the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section (ABA-IPL).

“Oblon Spivak is proud that with these appointments, the firm is well represented within this prestigious organization,” said Richard Kelly, managing partner of Oblon Spivak. “Jonathan and Scott have the knowledge, expertise and dedication it will take to address the issues that are affecting the field of intellectual property law, our firm and attorneys across the nation. We congratulate them and feel they are well-deserving of this honor.”

Mr. McKeown was reappointed vice-chair of the Post Grant & Inter Partes Patent Office Practice Committee. He is a partner in the firm's Post Grant Patent practice group, focusing on post-grant counseling, litigation and related prosecution issues. He leads the Post Grant Patent team responsible for electronics, wireless communications, software and computer-related inventions and business methods. Mr. McKeown is an editor of the firm's Patents Post-Grant blog, regularly contributing insights and commentary on existing and proposed post-grant options, trends, practice tips and news relating to patent reexamination, reissue and patent reform legislation.

The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With nearly 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

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.