Legal 500 U.S. Ranks Oblon, Spivak in Tier One For Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution

June 5, 2009 – Firm News

Alexandria, Va. – Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C. is pleased to announce that the Firm has been ranked as a #1 law firm for “Intellectual Property - Patent Prosecution: Utility and Design Patents” in the international legal directory, Legal 500 - U.S. 2009. Additionally, Stephen Baxter, Richard Kelly, and Teddy Gron were noted as recommended attorneys.

Legal 500 notes that “Firms ranked in this section have been selected according to the volume of work they handled during 2008 and the final quarter of 2007, but most importantly according to the breath and complexity above the volume of work.”

According to the profile in Legal 500 U.S. about the firm and attorneys:

“With a PhD in organic chemistry, Stephen Baxter is experienced in all phases of patent prosecution, including the preparation of patent applications, client counseling and due diligence, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical patents. Clients recommend ‘efficient’ Richard Kelly for his vast courtroom experience, in addition to patent counseling expertise on infringement matters. Of counsel Teddy Gron provides fine technical support to the practice’s lead partners.”

“Benefiting from the proximity of the firm’s office to the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia, the intellectual property attorneys at Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt work closely with the patent examiners and, in 2008, prosecuted over 3,500 patents.”

“Clients are ‘impressed with the firm’s organized teamwork and quick responses.’ Among long-standing work conducted in the prosecution field, the practice has obtained certified patents aimed at increasing international recognition of client Mitsubishi Electronic. The practice has also been successful in prosecuting patents relating to 3G mobile handsets.”

“Another prominent client is Sony, with which the practice has established an increasingly strong relationship over the past five years or so. The group currently handles the largest percentage of Sony’s US work originating in Japan as well as being the exclusive provider of US patent prosecution services for Sony Europe and Sony China. In addition to patent prosecution matters, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt advises Sony in third-party matters, unfair trade and numerous intellectual property strategy issues.”

“International construction materials-company Saint-Gobain is another client, for which the intellectual property group has been managing all its patent prosecution, opinion and counseling work for over 25 years.”

Published for over 20 years, the Legal 500 Series provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal services providers in over 100 countries.

Assisting clients for 40 years, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C. 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.