Firm News

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Ricoh Company, LTD and Ricoh Americas Corporation (jointly “Ricoh”), in conjunction with Oblon Spivak, provided Patent Examiners of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with training on Ricoh’s revolutionary spherical camera, RICOH THETA, on December 2, 2014. RICOH THETA is ...
Monday, December 1, 2014
Alexandria, VA – Oblon Spivak LLP, congratulates partner Jonathan Hudis upon his appointment by the United States Secretary of Commerce, the Honorable Penny Pritzker, to the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a 3-year term commencing on ...
Thursday, November 20, 2014
On Wednesday, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) invalidated a prenatal DNA test patent owned by Stanford University in a victory for Oblon Spivak client Ariosa Diagnostics. In a final written decision in an inter partes review under the America Invents Act (AIA), the board found that ...
Monday, November 3, 2014
Oblon Spivak has been named one of the “Best Law Firms” in the United States in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers. The prestigious ranking is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations. In addition, Best Lawyers ...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Oblon Spivak, LLP is proud to congratulate partner Scott A. McKeown upon being selected by the National Law Journal to it's inaugural “IP Trailblazers & Pioneers” list. Released on October 27th, the list is comprised of 50 individuals who are "raising the bar" in intellectual property law in ...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Oblon client Valeo urged the U.S. International Trade Commission to open an investigation into competitor Trico Products Corp.'s alleged infringement of two of its windshield wiper blade patents, in addition to blocking the import of the infringing products into the U.S. market. The case was ...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Oblon Spivak's long standing client Ricoh Company, LTD has selected the firm as the first-ever U.S. law firm to receive their annual Patent Firm Best Practice Award. The Patent Firm Best Practice Award is given by the company's IP division to one of the best performing patent firms every ...
Monday, October 6, 2014
Eric Schweibenz, Robert Mattson and Lisa Mandrusiak authored the article, "Automatic Stay of Litigation Pending Inter Partes Review?: A Simple Proposal for Solving the Patent Troll Riddle" for the ABA's Landslide newsletter. Read the article here.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
On September 8, 2014, Judge Otis D. Wright, II, U.S. Dist. Ct., C.D. Calif., issued an Order keeping alive a claim for design patent infringement while booting other asserted claims in a Motion to Dismiss under F.R.C.P. 12(b)(6). See Deckers Outdoor Corp. v. J.C. Penney Co., Inc., C.D. Cal., ...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
In the recently decided case of Birlinn Limited v. Angus Stewart (TTAB Sept. 3, 2014), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Board) issued a narrow holding that allowed an opposer to cure otherwise defective extensions and notice of opposition.  The Applicant, Angus Stewart, moved to ...