Firm News

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Oblon Spivak is hosting the seventh annual Women in Intellectual Property (“IP”) Networking Event on Thursday, May 22, 2014. The event is a simultaneous meeting of women located in the U.S. and/or abroad who practice IP law and/or are regularly faced with IP issues in the course of ordinary ...
Monday, March 31, 2014
Oblon Spivak is a proud sponsor of the ABA's 29th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference. The 3-day conference will be held in Arlington, VA on April 2-4. Several of the firm's partners will be participating in panel discussions on pertinent IP topics such as post-grant proceedings, ...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
In this interview with Oblon Spivak's Michael Kiklis, he explains how discrepancies in rulings can affect inventors and cause uncertainty in patent law.  Click here to read the full interview. 
Sunday, March 16, 2014
IP Watchdog author Gene Quinn recently interviewed Oblon Spivak's Stephen Kunin to discuss everything from the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Ballast Lighting, the Supreme Court refusing to allow bright line rules, patent office administrative trials, the role of a patent procedure expert ...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ended an inter partes review of a MobileMedia Ideas LLC mobile communications patent after concluding Friday that the patent was indefinite. Oblon's Spivak's Robert Mattson and Todd Baker served as counsel to the petitioner. Click here to read the full ...
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Last year, the US Supreme Court ruled that isolating genes was not patent‑able, Many observers claimed victory for patients, but how does the recent Gene by Gene settlement change all that? Click here to read what Oblon Spivak's Kirsten Grüneberg has to say about the issue.
Friday, January 31, 2014
In this article, attorneys Eric Schweibenz, Rob Mattson and John Presper explore the recent trend of limiting e-discovery cost recovery in patent infringement litigations.  The extent to which e-discovery costs can be recovered by a prevailing party has been the subject of a number of ...
Monday, January 6, 2014
For Immediate Release January 6, 2014 Alexandria, Va.- Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce the election of five new partners-Christopher A. Bullard, Colin B. Harris, James R. Love, Johnny Ma and Marina I. Miller, Ph.D.- effective January 1, 2014. The ...
Monday, December 16, 2013
For Immediate ReleaseDecember 16, 2013 Alexandria, Va. – Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that the firm has been named "Chemical Patent Prosecution Law Firm of the Year-USA" by Acquisition International Magazine in their 2013 Legal Awards ...
Friday, December 13, 2013
In this ITC- year-in-review piece published by Law360, Rob Mattson, Eric Schweibenz and Mark Henderson discuss the growing use of nonstatutory causes of action at the ITC. Click here to log in and read the full article on Law360.com