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

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—May 31, 2016—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 2016. 

Chambers described the firm as a, "Respected boutique with a global clientele, partnering with companies of all sizes to provide strategic and holistic IP portfolio management. Particularly noted for its high level of patent prosecution activity and representation of clients seeking to protect IP assets in the healthcare, life sciences, engineering and entertainment sectors." 

Sources were quoted as saying, "They're very efficient, take a matter and run with it without the need for any oversight and make solid, business-oriented decisions." And, "They compare favorably to IP firms nationally, not just in Oklahoma - a fact confirmed by the nature and scope of their national and global client base." 

"Nicholas Rouse 'does a really good job,' both as the firm's managing director and as an active participant in several practice mandates, particularly those involving mechanical engineering aspects. He heads the team advising web handling company Maxcess International on the maintenance of its worldwide IP assets."

 Chambers also described Marc Brockhaus as an electrical engineering and systems specialist who acts on both transactional and contentious mandates, peers noting that his handling of patent prosecutions is especially "highly respected." Clients praise his ability to swiftly grasp innovative concepts, and report that his "overall IP knowledge is excellent, as is his ability to get to the bottom of the issue and resolve it." 

Chambers wrote, “Practice head Douglas Sorocco offers a comprehensive IP skill set, heads the team prosecuting numerous patents for Nestlé Global, and is admired by peers as a key rainmaker for the practice. Clients value him for being "great at thinking outside the box and seeing the bigger picture" and for "ensuring that problems aren't going to happen."    

Finally, describing newly ranked Emily Campbell, Chambers said,

"Emily Campbell heads the trademark, copyright and e-commerce group. In a highlight she acted as joint lead attorney representing Paycom in its dispute with National Financial Partners. Sources identify her as a "pretty sharp up-and-comer who has done very well," predicting in one instance that she "could grow into a leadership role."    

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.  

Dunlap Codding is a member of Primerus, an International Society of Law Firms.