Oblon, Spivak Obtains A Record Number Of U.S. Patents– Maintains Number One Position for 12 Years

January 3, 2003 – Firm News

January 3, 2003 (Alexandria, Va.) -- The intellectual property law firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C., is pleased to announce that during 2002 it again broke the record for obtaining the most U.S. patents in a single year. The firm continues its winning streak of 12 consecutive years as the leader in obtaining U.S. patents, culminating with last year's record 3,462 patents. "It has been another terrific year for the firm," said Marvin Spivak, Oblon, Spivak's managing partner. "We were victorious in many important litigation matters and our firm argued the Festo case before the U.S. Supreme Court. This past year we were number one in terms of the filing of trademark applications and we have filed more than 5,000 new U.S. patent applications. We also increased our staff and billings significantly, as well as our litigation practice. We look forward to continued success in 2003." For more than 30 years, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C., in Alexandria, Va., has remained one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the United States. The firm assists clients with a full range of intellectual property services, including litigation matters in all courts. The firm also continues to be unmatched in its handling of transactional matters relating to intellectual property.