Firm News

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 ...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Oblon Spivak is pleased to announce that Mamoru Kakuda has joined the firm's Chemical Patent Practice Group as Of Counsel. Mr. Kakuda brings over 26 years of experience in intellectual property and transactional law including patent preparation and prosecution, formulation of validity and ...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA, August 19, 2014 – HomeTrust Bank of Asheville, North Carolina, and HomeTown Bank, of Roanoke, Virginia, have settled their summer-long service mark feud by an amicable agreement and a cessation of litigation in the Virginia federal courts. In May and June, the parties ...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Chris Bullard was quoted in Law360 article, USPTO's Scrutiny Of Software Patents Paying Off regarding the USPTO's efforts to more closely scrutinize software patents and its reduction of the incentive for patent applicants to seek vague, broad claims. Read the full article here. 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Dr. Dianna DeVore was featured on a Bloomberg BNA panel last month entitled, "Patent Eligibility from the Trenches: Practical Implications of the Supreme Court's Mayo and Myriad Decisions" to discuss subject matter eligibility. Read the event details here.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Jonathan Hudis was featured in “Lawyers weigh in on Supreme Court's Aereo Ruling” which stated that online television streaming service, Aereo Inc., violates copyright law by retransmitting over-the-air programming without authorization.   Read the full article here.