Oblon Spivak Expands Chemical Patent Practice Group

August 21, 2014 – Firm News

Oblon Spivak is pleased to announce that Mamoru Kakuda has joined the firm's Chemical Patent Practice Group as Of Counsel.

Mr. Kakuda brings over 26 years of experience in intellectual property and transactional law including patent preparation and prosecution, formulation of validity and infringement opinions and counseling for worldwide patent portfolio management, enforcement and licensing. Mr. Kakuda's technical background is in organic and inorganic chemistry, optic and LCD devices and manufacturing processes.

"We are excited to welcome Mr. Kakuda to our firm. His experience and specialized knowledge in the rapidly evolving chemical field strengthens our ability to continue to serve our client base in the Japanese market," said Rick Treanor, Chair of the firm's Chemical Patent Practice Group.

Mr. Kakuda comes to Oblon Spivak from another U.S. intellectual property law firm and prior to that, he worked for the Intellectual Property Center of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. in Japan, as a senior manager. Mr. Kakuda holds an LL.M. from Temple University School of Law, Bachelor of Law from Toyo University and a B.S. and M.S. in Geophysics from the University of Tokyo.


Assisting clients for over 40 years, Oblon Spivak is one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the United States. The firm provides a full range of intellectual property services and is the recognized leader in patent prosecution and post-grant trials before the USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board. The firm also represents their clients in all forms of intellectual property litigation, including trademark, copyright and trade dress disputes.