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
On March 18, 2019, the court in Finnavations LLC v. Payoneer, Inc., No. 1-18-cv-00444, Dkt. No. 35 (D. Del. Mar. 18, 2019) granted defendants' motion for exceptional case and awarded defendants attorneys' fees.
In Winner Int'l Royalty Corp. v. Wang, 202 F.3d 1340, 53 USPQ2d 1580 (Fed. Cir. 2000)("Winner v. Wang"), a panel of the Federal Circuit asserted that the administrative patent judges ("APJs") can never hear and see witnesses under examination and cross-examination and that, accordingly, they cannot make credibility assessments.
The PTAB designated three decisions as precedential this week (in addition to two earlier this month), indicating that the PTO may be 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.
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.