Managing Intellectual Property Ranks Dunlap Codding in Tier 1

Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Handbook has ranked Dunlap Codding in Tier 1—Highly Recommended for Intellectual Property.  The publication also named five firm attorneys as “IP Stars.” Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Handbook ranks leading intellectual property agencies and law firms worldwide, highlighting the country’s prominent intellectual property attorneys.  Results are based on a research process comprising more than 1,000 interviews of and surveys from peers and in-house counsel active in the United States.  

Nicholas D. Rouse, Managing Shareholder of Dunlap Codding said, “We are honored by this ranking and pleased to be in the company of other fine law firms.  This is the second year that Managing Intellectual Property has ranked firms in Oklahoma and we are gratified to have been highly recommended in both editions." Of the sixteen attorneys ranked in Oklahoma five are from Dunlap Codding:  Nicholas D. Rouse, Jeffrey R. Anderson, Marc A. Brockhaus, Douglas J. Sorocco, and Joseph P. Titterington. 

Jeffrey R. Anderson practices in all areas of intellectual property, with an emphasis on managing IP portfolios, negotiating complex intellectual property transactions and agreements, and drafting and prosecuting patent applications.  His knowledge of trademark and copyright law is extensive, and his technology background includes chemistry and engineering.  Jeff gained significant field experience as an engineer before attending law school.  Of particular interest to clients is Jeff's lengthy service in house as senior patent counsel for well-regarded companies such as ConocoPhillips and KiOR, Inc., a next generation renewable fuels company.  

Marc A. Brockhaus leads the firm's Electrical Engineering & Systems group.  He also practices in the areas of intellectual property, technology, computer and patent law and is involved in counseling, transactions, litigation and prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Marc is ranked in Band 1 (the top band) for intellectual property law by the rigorously researched Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He was also selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition (2008)Marc was recently named the Intellectual Property Attorney of the Year by Corporate-INTLmagazine.  In November 2011, he received the same honor from Global Law Experts. 

Nicholas D. Rouse has been the Managing Director of Dunlap Codding since 2007, while continuing an active practice.   He also leads the firm's Mechanical Engineering Group.  In its inaugural coverage of intellectual property law in Oklahoma, the highly regarded Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked Nick in the top band of leading practitioners, and he has been top ranked continuously since then. He was recently selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 for Patent Law and Trademark Law.  Nick provides a broad range of patent counseling to clients ranging from individual inventors to large multinational manufacturing companies. 

Douglas J. Sorocco practices in the areas of intellectual property, technology, licensing, life sciences and patent law and is involved in counseling and transactional work involving all aspects of intellectual property. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Doug regularly counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property including acquisition and commercialization of intellectual property, portfolio management, licensing and transactional matters. He is ranked in Band 1 (the top band) for intellectual property law by the highly regarded Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and he was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 for Technology Law.  Doug was also selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition (2010). 

Joseph P. Titterington practices in the areas of complex commercial transactions, business tort and intellectual property law. He has litigated cases throughout the United States involving diverse areas of the law including patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, oil and gas, antitrust and construction. Joe was recently selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the field of Litigation - Intellectual Property and he has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell for nearly 20 years.