Oblon Spivak Ranked As the Top Firm for Obtaining Patents for the 23rd Consecutive Year

March 8, 2013 – Firm News
IP Today, Vol. 20, No. 3

Oblon Spivak Ranked As the Top Firm for Obtaining Patents for the 23rd Consecutive Year

Alexandria, Va. -- The intellectual property law firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P., has obtained 5,767, U.S. utility patents issued in 2012, according to numbers provided in the March issue of IP Today magazine. Oblon Spivak obtained 1,724 more patents than the second place firm and 2,426 more than the firm which came in third place. Oblon Spivak has achieved the ranking as the top patent firm for 23 consecutive years.

Oblon Spivak is also home to the leading Post Grant Patent Practice group in the U.S. Since the formation of the USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), the firm has outpaced other law firms in terms of the number, diversity, and commercial importance of post grant proceeding representations.

Many of the firm’s professional staff hold doctorates or other advanced degrees in engineering, biotechnology, physics, chemistry, and in many other technical fields. Our professionals have a deep understanding of the inventions and are able to knowingly converse with the examiners, thus quickly cutting through to the core issue on which the decision of allowing or not allowing the patent rests.

Oblon Spivak also boasts some of the most highly regarded former USPTO directors and judges. These include three former BPAI judges, the former Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, a former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, and a former judge from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Oblon Spivak is also home to the former Register of Copyrights.

The firm has a successful litigation practice, made up of attorneys with a depth of knowledge in litigating patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition disputes in numerous federal district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and on appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. The litigation group’s clients include some of the most widely recognized and respected companies in the world, including Toshiba, Allergan, Toyota, Subaru, Aisin Seiki, Citizen Electronics, and Astellas Pharma.

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 trademark, copyright and patent interference services.