Firm News

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.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Disruptive Technologies on Content Delivery? – Not So Fast Says Supreme Court By Jonathan Hudis In American Broadcasting Cos., Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., Appeal No. 13-461 (S. Ct. June 25, 2014), the Supreme Court found that Aereo’s audiovisual content retransmission and delivery service infringed ...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Event date:  June 25, 2014 at 12 p.m. On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. on determining patent eligibility standards for software and business method patents. Please join Oblon Spivak’s authoritative panel for a debrief of ...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Michael Kiklis was quoted in Law360 article, "Lawyers weigh in On High Court's Software Patent Ruling" regarding the recent Alice Corp Pty Ltd. v CLS Bank International decision. The court ruled that computerized abstract ideas are not patent eligible. Read the full article here.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Michael Kiklis, Scott McKeown, and Greg Gardella participated in the first ever live inter partes review under the AIA for the K-40 Electronics LLC v. Escort Inc case. The Judge stated that live testimony will be a rare exception at oral arguments and will still be determined on a case by case ...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
For the second time, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “TTAB”) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has ruled that the REDSKINS trademark registrations should be cancelled because the term is disparaging to Native American Indians.  In 1999, the TTAB’s decision was ...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, VA- Oblon, Spivak, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Dianna DeVore, Ph.D. has joined the firm’s the Post-Grant Patent practice group as Special Counsel. Dr. DeVore brings over 18 years’ experience in intellectual property and transactional law, including ...
Friday, June 13, 2014
Hubbell Incorporated, an international manufacturer of electrical and electronic products, recently filed two UDRP arbitration complaints with the National Arbitration Forum to prevent the unauthorized use of its mark DUAL-LITE to sell emergency lighting replacement batteries. Two companies, ...