Firm News

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.
Friday, March 20, 2009
On March 20, 2009 the Federal Circuit issued its opinion regarding the “New Rules” promulgated in August, 2007 when it decided the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s appeal of the District Court’s decision in Tafas v. Doll. The decision did not address all of the new rules, but specifically discussed only four of them, Rule 75, 78, 114, and 265.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Oblon, Spivak has formed two new practice groups, the Reexamination/Reissue Practice Group and the International Trade Commission (ITC) Litigation Practice Group.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Oblon, Spivak announces the launch of its ITC 337 Law Blog, to serve as a forum on matters involving intellectual property disputes before the International Trade Commission (“ITC”). The blog will help users stay current with newly filed cases at the ITC, recent decisions, and helpful practice tips.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
On December 23, 2008, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a reexamination certificate for United States Patent 5,586,992. The ‘992 patent relates to a method of indigo dyeing previously held invalid by the Federal Circuit (DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG v. C. H. Patrick Co.). The Federal Circuit’s DyStar decision is noteworthy as a timely precursor, clarifying the court’s obviousness jurisprudence while KSR v. Teleflex remained pending before the Supreme Court.
Monday, January 12, 2009
The U.S. Court Of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed the decision by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in favor of SMC Corporation finding the asserted claims of Tokyo Keiso Company, Ltd.’s U.S. Patent No. 5,458,004 invalid as obvious.