Firm News

Monday, November 16, 2009
David Kera, Of Counsel at Oblon, Spivak, has been selected by ExecSense to lead a webinar on Understanding the Instant Impact on IP Lawyers of Cold War Museum, Inc. v. Cold War Air Museum, Inc. on “Acquired Distinctiveness” Trademarks and TTAB Cancellation Proceedings, recognizing him as a distinguished leader in the field.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio returned a unanimous verdict awarding $10.9 million in damages to Saint-Gobain Autover in its patent infringement lawsuit against Chinese windshield manufacturer Xinyi Automobile Glass Company, Ltd. In addition, the jury found that Xinyi's infringement of Saint-Gobain's patent windshield technology was willful.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Oblon Spivak’s Reexamination/Reissue Practice Group (RPG) is the recognized leader in post grant patent practice before the USPTO.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C. announces the launch of its Patents Post Grant Law Blog (, to serve as a forum to provide insight and commentary to the complex array of existing and proposed post grant options, observed trends, practice tips and news relating to patent reexamination, reissue or proposed opposition systems.
Friday, October 23, 2009
U.S. Patent No. 5,826,259 (‘259 Patent) owned by Financial Systems Technology (FST) was confirmed valid by the USPTO; a Notice of Intent to Issue a Reexamination Certificate was issued on September 18, 2009. The ‘259 Patent relates to relational database technology and is asserted against Oracle the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Under the new directive, RCE's will be processed like Divisional and Continuation applications. RCEs will be given priority over regular applications. However, there is no longer a 2 month deadline, so the RCE will no longer be acted on immediately.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Agency Files Joint Motion with Plaintiff GlaxoSmithKline to Dismiss Lawsuit Related to Regulations Affecting the Ability to Secure Patent Protection for Inventions Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos has signed a new Final Rule rescinding ...
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Kappos sees 15 percent surcharge on USPTO patent fees in 2010 and 4-year phase in of post-grant patent review proceedings Yesterday USPTO Director DAVID KAPPOS said during a news conference discussing the Obama administration’s October 5 letter on patent reform that he expected the ...
Monday, August 31, 2009
On August 31, 2009, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited decision in In re Bose Corporation, holding that “a trademark is obtained fraudulently under the Lanham Act only if the applicant or registrant knowingly makes a false, material representation with the intent to deceive the PTO.”
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Oblon, Spivak announces that Norman F. Oblon has been selected as a “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. He is being honored for his role in building one of the largest law firms in the country to specialize in intellectual property, and in mentoring young IP lawyers.