OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—August 2020—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that directors Marc A. Brockhaus, Nicholas D. Rouse, and Douglas J. Sorocco have been selected for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers 2021 and Jordan Sigale has been selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers 2021. Associates Elizabeth Isaac, Ann Robl, and Evan Talley were listed in Oklahoma Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2021. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in a state are selected as Super Lawyers, and only two and a half percent of the lawyers in a state are selected as Rising Stars. Firm managing shareholder Nick Rouse said, “Our mission continues to be to provide excellent service and value to our clients and to uphold the reputation of our industry. We’re honored to be selected for inclusion as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. ”
Elizabeth Isaac leads Dunlap Codding’s Design group. Her practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, due diligence, trademarks, copyrights, and entertainment law, as well as multi-disciplinary portfolio management, licensing, transactional, and litigation matters. Elizabeth focuses on patents in the industrial design, mechanical, consumer products, medical devices, and computer-related arts. Elizabeth assists clients in diversifying and enforcing their intellectual property portfolios and mitigating the risks associated with the rights of others by negotiating deals and settlements. She also manages, enforces, and defends complex, global brand portfolios. Elizabeth received her J.D. from Oklahoma City University College of Law, summa cum laude, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Austin College. Elizabeth currently serves on the Boards for the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma City University Alumni Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and deadCenter Film.
Ann Robl focuses her practice on patent preparation, patent prosecution, patent post-grant proceedings, patentability analyses, prior art searching, opinion preparation, licensing, intellectual property agreement preparation and analysis, trademark protection, and intellectual property strategy and portfolio management. Her recent work includes development and implementation of patent post-grant proceeding strategies. Ann’s areas of technical experience include mechanical devices and systems, software-based and computer-based systems, optics, and data transmission and networks. She graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, where she graduated cum laude. Ann serves as the current President of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association.
Evan Talley enforces and defends his clients’ interests in disputes concerning intellectual property rights (patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secrets, rights of publicity, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, artists’ and moral rights, and breach of licensing agreements) and ranges from pre-litigation dispute resolution through trial and appeal. His recent litigation experience includes cases in state and federal district courts in Oklahoma, Illinois, California, Florida, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, Washington, Oregon, and Ohio. He has participated in appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Sixth, and Tenth Circuits. Evan received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, with distinction, and received his B.B.A. with distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Business.
Marc Brockhaus was also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 for Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Law and Trade Secrets Laws and was selected as the “Lawyer of the Year – Oklahoma City,” for Trade Secrets Law. Marc leads Dunlap Codding’s Electrical Engineering & Systems group. His practice includes all areas of intellectual property, including technology, computer, and patent law, and extends to counseling, transactions, litigation, and prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is ranked in the top band of Oklahoma’s top intellectual property practitioners by the highly regarded Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and has been selected for inclusion as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer and a Rising Star in prior years as well. Marc has been an adjunct faculty member at the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law and received his J.D. and his MBA from the University of Oklahoma , where he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
Nick Rouse, also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 in the fields of Patent Law, Technology Law, and Trademark Law, has served as Dunlap Codding’s managing shareholder since 2007 while continuing an active practice. 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 continues to be ranked in the top band. He provides a broad range of patent counseling to clients ranging from individual inventors to large multinational manufacturing companies. His practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, patent portfolio management, validity and infringement opinions, evaluations of new designs, and licensing strategy. Nick graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association and served as its president in 2007.
Jordan Sigale chairs the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and focuses on patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He was also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 for Litigation – Intellectual Property. His work extends to client counseling on issues of corporate and strategic planning involving copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. He is extensively involved in patent prosecution for a variety of clients with specific focus on the interface between computers and end-users in an array of situations and transactions. Jordan received his B.S. from the University of Illinois College of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1989and received his J.D. from the same institution’s College of Law, magna cum laude, in 1992.
Doug Sorocco is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 in the fields of Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law and Technology Law. He practices in the areas of intellectual property, technology, licensing, life sciences, and patent law. 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 among the top bands of Oklahoma’s top intellectual property practitioners by the highly regarded Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In prior years, Doug was selected for inclusion as an Oklahoma Rising Star. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Oklahoma City University School of Law and in the Physiology Department at the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center. Doug received his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law, attended Northwestern University School of Law as a Visiting Student, and received his B.S. in Chemistry from Butler University. Dunlap Codding P.C., 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 state’s largest and most versatile IP boutique law firm.