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 USPTO issued a release stating: The Fee Schedule has been updated for the following change, effective March 1, 2019
In the first case to be taken up by the PTAB's Precedential Opinion Panel (POP), Director Iancu, Commissioner Hirshfeld, and then Acting Chief Judge Boalick (now appointed) have determined that, under appropriate and limited circumstances, a petitioner may join its own previously-instituted IPR to request joinder and institution of new issues.
Sameer Gokhale wrote an article for the Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Law entitled: "Patent Issues for AI and Factory Automation Inventions."
A bipartisan group of senators sponsored a bill this week—the Biologic Patent Transparency Act, S. 659—aimed at making patent information associated with biologics easier to identify and easing the approval process for biosimilar manufacturers encountering patent roadblocks.
Oblon will sponsor the IPBC Korea event entitled Corporate IP Best Practice, which will be held in Seoul Korea on April 5, 2019.
The SEMDA 2019 Medtech Conference will be April 8-10th at the Hotel Avalon in Alpharetta, GA. Oblon is sponsoring the April 9th breakfast/opening session.
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.