Firm News

Friday, August 7, 2009
The U.S. Senate today confirmed David Kappos as the new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke issued the following statement: “We are grateful to the Senate for its swift ...
Friday, July 31, 2009
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas, has dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, a patent infringement suit filed in 2007 against SkyHawke Technologies, LLC by plaintiffs GPS Industries, Inc. and Optimal I.P. Holdings, L.P. The patent at issue involved golf GPS devices. This decision dismisses the patent infringement suit against all defendants.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Visto Corporation and RIM jointly announced today the global settlement of all patent litigation between the two companies. In March 2009 Visto acquired Good Technology, Inc., from Motorola. The combined companies now operate together under the name Good Technology.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
"Thank you for permitting me to provide comments on the decision by the Federal Circuit to grant rehearing en banc in Tafas v. Doll. I am encouraged by the decision by the Federal Circuit. It represents an opportunity for judges who share Judge Rader's views that the PTO rulemaking in toto was ...
Monday, June 22, 2009
  Steve Kunin from Oblon, Spivak Comments on Nominee for USPTO Head "Dave Kappos is an excellent pick for the new Director. He meets all the criteria proffered to the Obama administration by IPO, ABA and AIPLA. His agenda will be to improve patent quality, reduce patent pendency, continue ...
Friday, June 12, 2009
Oblon, Spivak announces that the Firm is ranked in the second band of law firms for intellectual property in Northern Virginia in Chambers USA 2009. Partners Charles L. Gholz and Arthur I. Neustadt are ranked highly among the leading intellectual property attorneys in the state.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Oblon, Spivak announces that the Firm has been ranked as a #1 law firm for “Intellectual Property - Patent Prosecution: Utility and Design Patents” in the international legal directory, Legal 500 - U.S. 2009. Stephen Baxter, Richard Kelly, and Teddy Gron were noted as recommended attorneys.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C. is pleased to announce that its affiliate Oblon, Spivak L.L.P. has opened an office in Tokyo, Japan.
Friday, April 24, 2009
For 2009-2010, Jonathan Hudis has been appointed the Vice-Chair of Division II (Trademarks) of the American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section. The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law is the largest intellectual property organization in the world, with a membership in ...
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has concluded the reexamination of U.S. Patent 4,916,635 (’635), communicating a favorable Notice of Intent to Issue a Reexamination Certificate (NIRC) to Convolve, Inc. of Armonk, NY. At the completion of the reexamination proceedings, five of the original ’635 patent claims were confirmed as being valid without amendment.