Oblon, Spivak's Arthur Neustadt Named to "The Best Lawyers in America" for 2006

February 3, 2006 – Firm News

For Immediate Release 

February 3, 2006

Alexandria, Va. – Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C. is pleased to announce that Arthur I. Neustadt, head of the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of its Board of Directors, has been named to the 2006 list of “The Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers. Published biennially since 1983, “The Best Lawyers in America” is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States.

“Art’s exceptional legal skill, as well as the leadership that he provides to the firm as head of the Litigation Department and a member of the Board, has long helped to make Oblon, Spivak one of the nation’s leading intellectual property firms,” said Marvin J. Spivak, Managing Partner. “We are extremely proud of him.”

Mr. Neustadt has been actively involved in intellectual property litigation in courts throughout the United States for more than 35 years. He has successfully tried jury and bench cases in all areas of technology before the federal district courts and argued appeals before the Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit and the regional circuit courts of appeal. He has lectured widely, both domestically and internationally, on intellectual property litigation. His recent cases includeFesto v. SMC where he was lead counsel for SMC and argued the case before the Supreme Court and twice before the en banc Federal Circuit; Medtronic v. Guidant (congestive heart failure treatment patent held valid); CPI v. St. Jude (implantable cardiac defibrillator patent held valid); Li v. Toshiba(semiconductor patent held inequitably procured and attorney fees awarded); Ajinomoto v. ADM (recombinant DNA patent held valid and infringed) and Loral Fairchild v. Toshiba (semiconductor patent held invalid and not infringed).

The Best Lawyers lists, representing 57 specialties in all 50 states and Washington, DC, are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Best Lawyers (2006) is based on more than 415,000 detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Assisting clients for more than 35 years, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C., in Alexandria, Va., 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. The firm also continues to have a significant trademark, copyright and patent interference practice.