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

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—May 30, 2017—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 2017. 

Chambers described the firm as a "Respected boutique with a global clientele, partnering with companies of all sizes to provide long-term 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. Also active on licensing, trade secrets and rights of publicity issues. Sources report not only that 'the team is good at achieving the desired results for the client,' but also that it does so on a dependably consistent basis, one client stating: 'Factors that influence our decision to engage Dunlap Codding include the long duration of the relationship, with a well-established history of positive results.' Referees also cite the team's 'many years of experience in the IP sphere,' characterizing it further as 'very client-focused, practical and responsive.'" 

According to Chambers, "Managing Director Nicholas Rouse takes the lead on mechanical engineering issues....He is described by one client as an attorney who is 'well versed in the types of products invented at our company and extremely practical in his approach' and whose services are 'in high demand.'"  

Chambers noted that "Sources 'think very highly' of Marc Brockhaus, the team's head of electrical engineering and systems matters. Active on advisory, transactional and contentious issues, he is especially knowledgeable where computer-related and other technological issues are concerned and also heads the team advising...on the maintenance of... worldwide trademark portfolio[s]."  

Chambers wrote, “Douglas Sorocco heads the practice, exercising a 'very professional, cordial and cooperative' supervision of several of its key mandates, including the management of a wide range of patent and trademark issue....He offers particularly extensive expertise in the life sciences and wider technology spheres." 

Finally, describing Emily Campbell, Chambers said, "[Emily] lately headed the team advising...on a variety of trademark-related matters and the acquisition of domain names owned by third parties. She leads the practice's trademark, copyright and e-commerce group and is praised by sources for her practicality and close focus on client requirements." 

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.