Firm News

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C. is pleased to announce that Dr. Yorikatsu Hohokabe has joined the firm as a Senior Technical Advisor in the firm’s Chemical and Biotechnology Practice Group. Dr. Hohokabe is a former Senior Advisor to the Showa Denko K.K. Corporation, a diversified group of manufacturing companies, active in personal care products, environmental goods, automotive parts and electronics.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
  There has been an important development at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”). On August 1, 2007, the TTAB published its long-awaited "Miscellaneous Changes to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Rules", which amend the Trademark Rules of ...
Friday, July 6, 2007
For Immediate ReleaseJuly 2007 Alexandria, Va. – The U.S. Court Of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has affirmed the Massachusetts district court’s judgment in favor of SMC Corp. of lack of infringement of Festo Corporation’s U.S. Patent No. 4,354,125. The July 5, 2007 ruling determined ...
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Alexandria, Va. – Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C. is pleased to announce that the Firm has been ranked as a #1 law firm for intellectual property in Northern Virginia for the third consecutive year in Chambers USA 2007. Additionally, Arthur I. Neustadt and Charles L. Gholz ...
Thursday, April 19, 2007
"Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C. is an invaluable partner as the USPTO introduces new products. This is shown through your firm's participation in beta tests, focus sessions, and commitment to file all new patent applications electronically."
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Oblon, Spivak was honored to host Japanese Patent Office Commissioner, Mr. Makoto Nakajima, as well as his colleagues, Mr. Akihiro Kobayashi, Mr. Yuki Shimizu, of the Japanese Patent Office, and Mr. Tomoki Sawai, Special Advisor to the JPO, Director, JETRO NY, and Chief Representative, IIP, D.C. ...
Monday, January 29, 2007
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s Policy Regarding Citations of Opinions to the Board Comments by Beth Chapman The TTAB has issued a December 27, 2006 Notice setting forth a change in its policy regarding citing of decisions in submissions to the Board. The Notice appears in the January ...
Friday, January 19, 2007
The hospital and healthcare field are not insulated from cybersquatters using their names and marks for profit. Albert Einstein Healthcare Network of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, operates MossRehab, which has been recognized as one of America’s best hospitals for rehabilitation. The MossRehab ...
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
For Immediate Release (January 10, 2007) Alexandria, Va. -- The intellectual property law firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C., has obtained a record 3,896 U.S. utility patents issued in 2006. “We had a blockbuster year for obtaining utility patents, and this record ...
Friday, January 5, 2007
For Immediate Release  January 5, 2007 Alexandria, Va. – Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C. is pleased to announce that Edwin D. Garlepp, Kirsten A. Grüneberg, Ph.D., Barry J. Herman and Scott A. McKeown, have been elected as members to the Firm. Additionally, six ...