Eight Oblon attorneys have been named to the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
Oblon was mentioned in a recent article by Law360 titled "ITC Judge Nixes Car Company Probe Over IP Ownership Error" Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd. and its affiliate are represented by Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt LLP.
Oblon is ranked in the top 10 list for Best IP Boutique Law Firms by Vault.
Oblon was mentioned in a recent article by Law360 titled " Intellectual Ventures Didn't Own ITC Probe Patents: Car Cos." Aisin Seiki Co. is represented by Eric Schweibenz, John Kern, John Presper and Alexander Englehart.
Derek Mason has been recognized as the "IP Transactions Legal Advisor of the Year - USA" by M&A Insider Awards 2017.
Oblon Files Brief with Supreme Court Outlining Venue Abuses of Patent Trolls In TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC., the high court is considering whether the Federal Circuit went too far in liberalizing the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b). This statute provides that patent infringement actions "may be brought in the judicial district where the defendant resides . . . ." The statute governing "[v]enue generally," 28 U.S.C. § 1391, has long contained a subsection (c) that, where applicable, deems a corporate entity to reside in multiple judicial districts. In Fourco Glass Co. v. Transmirra Products Corp., 353 U.S. 222 (1957), the Supreme Court held that §1400(b) is not to be supplemented by § 1391(c), and that as applied to corporate entities, the phrase "where the defendant resides" in § 1400(b) "mean[s] the state of incorporation only." Id. at 226. The Court's opinion concluded: "We hold that 28 U.S.C. §1400(b) is the sole and exclusive provision controlling venue in patent infringement actions, and that it is not to be supplemented by the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1391(c)." Id. at 229.
Alexandria, VA – Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP is pleased to announce the election of one new senior attorney – Robert Tarcu - effective January 1, 2017.
An article by Philippe Signore titled "Patent Agent Privilege? Yes, But Be Careful" is published by Managing IP.
Managing Intellectual Property
Derek Mason was recognized as "Chemical IP Lawyer of the Year - USA" at the Legal Awards 2016 by Corporate LiveWire.
Oblon is honored to oversee the Intellectual Property program at the University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The program covers all aspects of patent law, including prosecution, licensing, litigation, and more.