Oblon, Spivak Ranks #2 on Chambers USA List of Top Intellectual Property Practices in Virginia; Arthur Neustadt is Named Top IP Attorney

April 19, 2004 – Firm News

Alexandria, Va. -- The intellectual property law firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C., is pleased to announce that the Firm has been recognized as a top firm for intellectual property in Virginia in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers. The Firm is tied for second place among IP practices in the state. Additionally, partner Arthur I. Neustadt was identified as a leading individual in intellectual property, tying for first place among IP lawyers in Virginia.

According to Chambers USA’s profile about the firm, “This boutique is widely recognized as ‘one of the leading IP practices’ in the state, with a national reputation founded on success in high-profile cases. The team advises on a variety of IP-related matters, including patent litigation, infringement and licensing. However, it was especially highly praised for its trademark and copyright work. Commentators were impressed by the expertise of the firm's attorneys in technical areas related to the mechanical, electrical, biotech, software and chemical sectors.”

The listing notes that head of litigation Arthur Neustadt “has litigated IP cases for 35 years in courts across the USA. Dubbed ‘an inspirational and highly creative attorney,’ he is seen by commentators as ‘a true landmark setter.’ His name is on everyone's lips at the moment, following Festo v SMC. In this groundbreaking case, he is acting as lead counsel for SMC before the US Supreme Court.”

“We are very honored to have in-house counsel and our peers recognize our firm as being a leading intellectual property firm in Virginia,” said Marvin Spivak, the Firm’s managing partner.

Chambers and Partners, the renowned London-based publisher of Chambers Global and Chambers UK Leading Lawyers, investigated the top firms and lawyers for each state in over 20 areas of commercial law. The detailed research distinguishes it from any other attorney listing in the nation. Chambers USA researchers conducted over 5,000 in-depth interviews with leading private practice attorneys and key in-house counsel. They applied a ranking of 1-6 bands, based on reputation in the market. The directory also contains detailed and independently researched editorial describing each listed law firm and its strengths, details of recent work, quotes from clients and peers, and a list of active clients within each practice area.

To view the guide’s results online, visit www.chambersandpartners.com/usa.

Assisting clients for more than 35 years, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C., in Alexandria, Va., is one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the United States. The firm provides a full range of intellectual property services, including litigation matters in all courts. The firm also continues to have a significant trademark, copyright and patent interference practice.