Derek Mason named Life Sciences Lawyer of the Year - VA in Corporate Insider's 2019 Business Excellence Awards edition.
Oblon Professionals took Ms. Kanako So from MCC, Mr. Masataka Shinomiya from Kuraray, and Dr. Seizaburo Shiraga from Ajinomoto and his family on a ski trip to the Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, PA this past Wednesday.
International Women's Day was celebrated Friday afternoon at an informal reception held at the Firm. Oblon recognized the valuable contributions of all "the women of Oblon" and the knowledge and expertise they bring to the Firm's successes every day. This year's theme of International Women's Day is "#Balance for Better."
The PTAB designated three decisions as precedential yesterday (in addition to several in previous weeks). These cases illustrate that the PTO is in the process of designating precedential opinions on a number of issues, in line with revised Standard Operating Procedure 2 for designating precedential and informative decisions.
Philippe wrote an article entitled "Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus to Spawn New Patent Ecosystem in Northern Virginia," this will be appearing in the April 2019 edition of Virginia Lawyer Magazine.
Oblon will be sponsoring the LESI 2019 Annual Conference in Yokohama Japan entitled "Create IP Culture – Open for Business," on May 26-28, 2019.
Philippe Signore is quoted in a Law360 article that highlights Oblon's ranking as the Top Patent Firm of 2018, securing the most Utility Patents in 2018. Oblon is proud that this is the fourth consecutive year the firm achieved this top spot on the Harrity patent analytics list.
The Harrity Analytics Team compiled a list of the top patent law firms that are ranked based on the total number of U.S. Utility Patents that were issued in 2018. Oblon came in first with 5596 Utility Patents.
Oblon was named one of the "Best Law Firms" in the United States in 2019 by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers.