National Law Journal Names Oblon, Spivak to Midsize Hot List 2010

July 12, 2010 – Firm News

For Immediate Release

July 12, 2010

Alexandria, Va. – Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that the Firm is named to The National Law Journal’s Midsize Hot List, which highlights a select group of law firms with 50 to 150 attorneys that experienced a string of successes and showed innovative ways to run their operations, despite the economy. The complete list was published in The National Law Journal’s July 12 issue, and is available at

According to The National Law Journal:

  • For Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, 2009 was a year of firsts — more than 4,000 of them. The 106-attorney intellectual property heavyweight became the first firm to obtain more than 4,000 U.S. utility patents in one year.
  • Oblon Spivak's client list includes Toshiba, Toyota Motor Co., Mitsubishi Electric Co., Mitsubishi Chemical, BASF, Ricoh Corp., Sony Corp. and L'Oréal. The firm handles the largest percentage of U.S. patent work originating in Japan for Ricoh, Sony and Toshiba, and serves as the exclusive provider of U.S. patent prosecution services for Sony Europe and Sony China.
  • The firm has made several strategic moves, including opening an affiliate office in Tokyo. Based in Alexandria, Va., it also has streamlined practice groups into two core areas — patent prosecution and litigation. With several disciplines organized under these main areas, the firm has a greater ability to cross-sell among current clients and attract new ones. It also has two new blogs, The ITC 337 Law Blog, created in response to the growing area of international trade litigation, and the Patents Post Grant Law Blog, a forum for discussing patent re-examination issues.

Assisting clients for 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.