Firm News

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Edward Tracy, Jr. of Oblon, Spivak has been appointed the new vice-chair of the IPO Design Rights Committee. This is the highest position that an outside counsel can reach within a committee since only in-house counsels can be elected chairs of IPO committees. This appointment supports our firm being recognized as a leader in the field of industrial designs.
Monday, January 25, 2010
James J. Kulbaski of Oblon, Spivak has been appointed the new vice-chair of the IPO Standards Setting Committee. This is the highest position that an outside counsel can reach within a committee, since only in-house counsels can be elected chairs of IPO committees. This appointment supports our firm being recognized as a leader in the field of patents covering industry standards and patent pools.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Oblon, Spivak announces that Eric W. Schweibenz has been elected a new partner to the Firm and John Presper has been elevated to a senior associate.
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 (www.patentspostgrant.com), 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 ...