Dunlap Codding Ranked in Band 1 for Intellectual Property by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—May 19, 2015—Dunlap Codding is pleased to be ranked in Band 1 (the top band) for intellectual property by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The publication is widely regarded as the most reliable and intensively researched of all lawyer rating directories. Chambers USA began ranking Oklahoma Intellectual Property firms in 2010. Dunlap Codding has been a top-ranked firm since the inaugural coverage of the state’s intellectual property practitioners, and is again ranked in Band 1 for 2015.

Chambers quotes sources as saying, "A fantastic team - and the first set of lawyers we've used with a cooperative, problem-solving attitude,” and, "Their real strong point is thinking outside the box to get the goal accomplished….."

Chambers described the firm as a “Heavy-hitting boutique servicing the full range of copyright, patent and trademark concerns for clients at every level, from local startup to foreign multinational. Noted for its litigation capability and its strong focus on life sciences, healthcare, electrical engineering and computer technology. Significant clients [include] Ashland, DePuy Synthes, DuPont/EKC Technology, Quibids, and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.” 

Chambers said, Managing director Nicholas Rouse attracts client praise for his knowledge of mechanical engineering issues. He acts most frequently on patent and trademark prosecution and portfolio management. 

Chambers also said, “Marc Brockhaus heads the electrical engineering and systems group and recently advised consumer electronics retailer Petra Industries on its involvement in a patent infringement action. Sources testify to his winning combination of technical and technological know-how and keen commercial awareness. 

Finally, Chambers wrote, “Douglas Sorocco leads the practice and is appreciated by clients, not only for his "very valuable skill set" and determination "to work out a way of making sure problems get solved," but also because "he's really concerned about how we feel about things." He is notably active in life sciences and technology, and recently counseled titanium dioxide product manufacturer Cristal USA on the creation of a Swiss holding company, associated licensing agreements and ongoing patent portfolio matters. 

Dunlap Codding, with offices in Austin, Chicago, Oklahoma City, and Washington, D.C., serves sophisticated international, national, and regional clients.  Established in 1957 as Oklahoma’s original intellectual property firm, Dunlap Codding remains the region’s largest and most versatile IP boutique providing counsel in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, and entertainment law as well as related litigation and licensing services.