Chambers USA 2012 Again Ranks Oblon Spivak Among Top IP Firms in Northern Virginia

June 8, 2012 – Firm News
Chambers USA 2012

For Immediate Release 

June 8, 2012

Alexandria, Va.– Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that the Firm is again a highly ranked law firm for intellectual property in Northern Virginia in Chambers USA 2012. Additionally, the following partners are recognized as key individuals among intellectual property attorneys in the state: Arthur Neustadt is recognized in the first band, and Charles Gholz is noted in the second band.

Chambers USA’s profile about the firm and attorneys states:

  • “This specialist IP firm advises clients across a variety of sectors on the full range of matters, including counseling, patent prosecution and litigation. Of particular note is its expertise in representing clients in post-grant proceedings in the USPTO. Sony, Toshiba and L’Oréal feature among its fine roster of clients.
  • Sources say:They know my business and give good service without me needing to explain what I need.’
  • Market sources single out Arthur Neustadt as “highly experienced,” “highly competent” and a “first-rate lawyer.” He heads the firm's litigation practice.Charles Gholz is “the guy you go to when you have a tough strategy question,” say clients. He is highly regarded for his patent interference practice.

Arthur Neustadt, one of the firm's founders, has successfully tried jury and bench cases in all areas of technology before the federal district courts and the ITC and argued appeals before the Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit and the regional circuit courts of appeal. He argued the landmark Festo case before the Supreme Court and twice before the en banc Federal Circuit.

Charles Gholz, a partner in the Litigation and Patent Interferences practice groups, specializes in patent interferences in all technology areas.

Since 1999, Chambers & Partners has been researching the U.S. legal profession and ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide. It is also widely used by firms for referral purposes.

Assisting clients for more than 40 years, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the United States. The firm provides a full range of intellectual property services, including litigation matters in all courts, as well as trademark, copyright and patent interference services.