Oblon Spivak Partner Appointed Vice Chair of the Patent Cooperation Treaty Committee of the AIPLA

August 11, 2011 – Firm News

For Immediate Release 

August 11, 2011

Alexandria, Va.–Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that partner Stephen Kunin has been appointed Vice Chair of the Patent Cooperation Treaty Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

“Stephen has dedicated his time, expertise and energy in helping AIPLA promote dialogue between the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and other intellectual property organizations,” said Richard Kelly, managing partner of Oblon Spivak. “We are gratified that he’s been chosen for this honor and we look forward to his many other contributions.”

Stephen Kunin chairs the firm’s Post Grant Patent Proceedings practice group, representing clients in post-grant patent proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He also serves as an expert witness and consultant on patent policy, practice and procedure. With more than three decades of experience within the USPTO, Mr. Kunin was responsible for promulgating many of the rules with which his clients must now comply, making him a highly sought-after patent consultant and authority on the office’s inner workings.

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community, with approximately 16,000 members. The AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property.

Assisting clients for more than 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.