Firm News

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s 2015 IP Stars Patent Survey has recognized Oblon, McClelland, Maier and Neustadt L.L.P. with high rankings in the United States for Patent Prosecution, Patent Contentious, PTAB (Patent Trial and Appeal Board) Litigation, Bio/ Life Sciences, Trademark ...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, VA – Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. and The Rader Group, whose principal is Former Chief Judge for the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Randall Rader, have announced a non-exclusive cooperation agreement between the two ...
Friday, January 30, 2015
Oblon’s Trademark practice group was deemed “Smart and Savvy” and was ranked in the Silver Tier for Prosecution and Strategy and the Bronze Tier for Enforcement and Litigation in the 2015 fifth edition of the World Trademark Review.  A number of Oblon’s Trademark attorneys began their ...
Monday, January 26, 2015
Alexandria, VA – Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP,  is pleased to announce that Oblon partner, Stefan Uwe Koschmieder, Ph.D., has been appointed as new head of the firm’s Tokyo office- effective immediately. Dr. Koschmieder offers clients a valuable combination of legal, ...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Marvin Spivak is departing Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP on January 15.  The firm will rebrand as Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP or simply “Oblon.” Mr. Spivak helped to build the firm and we are proud of our legacy together. Alongside the other founders, ...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Alexandria, VA – Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier and Neustadt, LLP, a premier provider of intellectual property legal services, announced today that founder Marvin Spivak has chosen to depart the firm. In the wake of his departure, the firm will begin operating under its new name, Oblon, ...
Monday, January 5, 2015
For Immediate Release January 5, 2015 Alexandria, VA – Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP, is pleased to announce the election of two new partners- David M. Longo, Ph.D. and Yuki Onoe- effective January 1, 2015. The diverse backgrounds and technical knowledge of the new partners ...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Ricoh Company, LTD and Ricoh Americas Corporation (jointly “Ricoh”), in conjunction with Oblon, 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 the ...
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 ...