Firm News

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 ...
Monday, November 10, 2014
In a victory for Oblon client Intelligent Hospital Systems, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed that the claims of a patent owned by ForHealth Technologies, Inc. are not patentable. The decision, which was dated November 10, 2014, affirmed a decision by the Patent Trial ...
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 ...