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Chambers USA Ranks Dunlap Codding in Band 1 for Intellectual Property 2019
Posted May 2, 2019 at 15:52 pm See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—April 30, 2019—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 2019. 

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. Noted for its representation of universities and Fortune 500 companies.” Chambers additionally quoted sources regarding the strengths of the team: 

  • “The team works together very well….We have been happy with our experiences working with them.”
  • “They are a very strong boutique firm.” 

Chambers said Marc Brockhaus “maintains a formidable IP practice that spans a range of contentious and transactional concerns. He acts for clients from a range of industries while fielding particular expertise in the electrical engineering space.”

Regarding Emily CampbellChambers said, “[Emily] provides counsel to clients on a range of highly complex licensing and trademark matters. She also excels in IP enforcement strategies. ‘She is an excellent lawyer with great personal skills,’ observe impressive sources.” 

According to ChambersNick Rouse maintains an impressive IP practice. “He comes recommended for his expert handling of mechanical engineering matters, and is praised for his, ‘knowledge of subject matter and excellent guidance.’” 

Finally, Chambers described Doug Sorocco as attracting “praise for his expert handling of patent prosecutions, which form part of his broader transactional and counseling practice. He draws on notable strength in the life sciences space.”

Dunlap Codding Shareholders Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at 7:49 am See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—August 15, 2018—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Marc A. Brockhaus, Emily E. CampbellNicholas D. RouseJordan A. Sigale, and Douglas J. Sorocco have been selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®2019, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Firm managing shareholder Nick Rouse said, “We are honored to again be recognized. Providing excellent value and exemplary service to our clients is of the utmost importance to us.” 

Marc Brockhaus was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 for Patent Law and Trademark 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 is also listed in Super Lawyers 2018 – Oklahoma. Marc has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and received his J.D. and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1997, where he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1993. 

Emily Campbell was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 for Copyright Law and Trademark Law. Emily is a shareholder and practice group leader at Dunlap Codding, providing strategic counsel to clients on trademarks, copyrights, Internet law, and licensing. Emily is ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Intellectual Property Law. Attorney peers also selected her for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition (2010, 2013-2016). Emily was recently named to the University of Oklahoma’s College of Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering Advisory Board and the Oklahoma City Geological Society Board of Directors. She received her J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law and received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.  Emily is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  

Nick Rouse is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 in the fields of Patent Law, Trademark Law, and Technology Law. Nick 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 is also listed in Super Lawyers 2018 – Oklahoma. Nick 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 in 1987 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1990. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association and served as its president in 2006. 

Jordan Sigale is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 in the field of Litigation – Intellectual Property. He is also listed in Super Lawyers 2018 – Illinois. Jordan chairs the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and focuses on patent and trade secret litigation and alternative dispute resolution. His work also 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 listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 in the fields of Patent Law and Technology Law.  He 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 the top band of Oklahoma’s top intellectual property practitioners by the highly regarded Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is also listed in Super Lawyers 2018 – Oklahoma. Attorney peers also previously selected Doug for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition (2010).  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. 

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer–review survey on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” 

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.

Dunlap Codding Directors Named IP Stars – Managing Intellectual Property
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at 15:57 pm See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—July 31, 2018—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that directors Marc A. Brockhaus, Nicholas D. Rouse, Jordan A. Sigale, and Douglas J. Sorocco have been selected by Managing Intellectual Property as IP Stars. Brockhaus and Sorocco were selected as Patent Stars; Rouse and Sigale were selected as Trademark and as Patent Stars.

 Managing Intellectual Property is “the leading specialist guide to IP firms and practitioners worldwide. Managing IP has been researching and ranking firms since 1996. This research has expanded over the years, with more than 80 jurisdictions now covered, making it the most comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the industry.” 

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.

Dunlap Codding Shareholder Doug Sorocco Receives the 2018 Urban Pioneer Award
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at 16:29 pm See More

On June 14th, 2018, the Plaza District Association named Doug Sorocco as the recipient of the 2018 Urban Pioneer Award.  The award honors individuals in the Oklahoma City community who “exemplify Oklahoma’s pioneering spirit with their leadership and commitment to urban revitalization.” 

Plaza District Association Board President Shelley Rowan said, “With his unique perspective and pioneering approach to developing community, Doug Sorocco has cultivated engaging public spaces, encouraged innovation and protected creativity in Oklahoma City and beyond.  We are thrilled to recognize Doug’s incredible contributions to our city by naming him the 2018 Urban Pioneer.” 

Chambers USA Ranks Dunlap Codding in Band 1 for Intellectual Property 2018
Posted May 9, 2018 at 7:45 am See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—May 9th, 2018—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 2018. 

Chambers described the firm as a “[R]espected 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. Noted for its representation of universities. Sources noted, “They are all very impressive…They give us the legal side and the straight-up perspective and are super responsive.””

According to Chambers, “Nicholas Rouse is described as “preeminent” for his patent prosecution work. He has particular expertise in handling IP issues in the mechanical engineering space.”

Chambers quoted a client as saying Marc Brockhaus is “very responsive, knowledgeable and practical in terms of minimizing risk rather than trying to completely avoid it.”  Chambers observed, “He is noted for his specialist experience with electrical engineering matters. He has been active of late in representing clients in the telecommunications, manufacturing and consumer electronics markets.” 

Chambers described Doug Sorocco as having, “…a broad IP practice spanning a wide range of transactional issues and…specialist experience with life sciences and biotech matters. He frequently advises individual inventors, startups and universities on their patent filings.” 

Finally, describing Emily Campbell, Chambers said, “[Emily] demonstrates a range of skills in maintaining and managing trademark portfolios, including taking actions against alleged infringements. Clients describe her as “good at brainstorming new ideas and providing alternatives.””

Dunlap Codding Associate Genni Ellis Quoted in Law360 re First Derivation Proceeding at USPTO
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at 9:54 am See More

Genni Ellis was recently quoted in Law360 in an article by Ryan Davis on March 27, commenting on the first ever instituted derivation proceeding at the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Andersen Corp. v. GED Integrated Solutions Inc., case number DER2017-00007). “The case is almost a perfect example, Ellis said.” “The facts are pretty much on point as to what the statute was written for.” Ellis also noted that it took five years for the PTAB to institute the first one—the review of a window patent challenged by Andersen Corp. The case illustrates what it takes to successfully petition for a derivation; however, the facts of the case were perfectly teed up for the statute. 

Dunlap Codding Shareholder Douglas J. Sorocco to Speak at American University’s 5th Annual Symposium
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at 14:49 pm See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—February 2, 2018—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Doug Sorocco will speak at American University’s 5th Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property. The symposium will cover the obstacles to obtaining and enforcing IP rights in the burgeoning Marijuana Industry. 

Doug 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 the top band of Oklahoma’s top intellectual property practitioners by the highly regarded Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. 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.

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.

Dunlap Codding Shareholders Selected For Inclusion as Super Lawyers And Rising Stars
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at 14:45 pm See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—October 31, 2017—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Marc A. Brockhaus, Emily E. CampbellNicholas D. Rouse, and Douglas J. Sorocco have been selected for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017.  Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are selected as Super Lawyers, and only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in a state are selected as Rising Stars. Firm managing shareholder Nick Rouse said, “We’re pleased to have been selected for inclusion as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.  We have always worked to provide excellent service and value to our clients and to uphold the reputation of our industry.”  

Marc Brockhaus was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 for Patent Law and Trademark Law.  He was also named the Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year – Patent 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 Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1997, where he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma.  He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1993. 

Emily Campbell—selected as a Rising Star—is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018  in the field of Copyright Law and Trademark Law.  Emily is a shareholder and practice group leader at Dunlap Codding, providing strategic counsel to clients on trademarks, copyrights, Internet law, and licensing.  She was previously selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition (2010 and 2013-2015). Emily was recently named to the University of Oklahoma’s College of Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering Advisory Board and the Oklahoma City Geological Society Board of Directors.  She received her J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law and received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.  Emily is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

Nick Rouse, listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 in the fields of Patent Law, Trademark Law, and Technology Law, was also named the Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year – Trademark Law. Nick 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 in 1987 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1990. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association and served as its president in 2006. 

Doug Sorocco is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018  in the field of 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 in the top band of Oklahoma’s top intellectual property practitioners by the highly regarded Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  I 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.

Dunlap Codding Associate Elizabeth Isaac Named to the Board of Directors, Oklahoma County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at 9:22 am See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – September 28, 2017 – Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Isaac has been named to the Board of Directors, Oklahoma County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.  The Oklahoma County Bar Association (OCBA) was organized in 1902 and currently has 2,400 members.  The OCBA is devoted to improving the administration of justice and serving the professional community interest of its members.  The Young Lawyers Division organizes at least two service-oriented fundraising events a year, a Chili Cook-Off in the winter and a “Striking Out Hunger” bowling tournament in the summer. These events have benefitted the Regional Food Bank. 

Elizabeth is an intellectual property lawyer helping innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, and businesses protect their inventions, designs, brands, music, publications, and other creative works to enhance their business options. She assists businesses and individuals in navigating and mitigating the risks associated with the intellectual property rights of others to move the ball forward on their dream projects. She also helps negotiate deals between rights holders and third parties seeking to obtain permission to use protected inventions, brands, designs, and other creative works. 

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.

Dunlap Codding Associate Alyssa Grooms Recognized by NextGen Under 30 2017
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at 9:30 am See More

Alyssa M. Grooms was recently named to the NextGen Under 30 2017 list of individuals under 30 who demonstrate talent, drive, and service to their communities. Alyssa practices in the areas of patent drafting and prosecution, licensing, prior art searches, and patentability analysis. Her technical focus includes chemistry.

Alyssa received her J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law and her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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DC On Film Row

About DC on Film Row

DC on Film Row is a free event space open to everyone in our community.

We like to say that the space is a “home for creatives and innovators, home builders and the homeless, celebrators and the celebrated” so people understand that we are inclusive and want everyone from throughout our community using our space.

Our goal is to celebrate the incredible diversity of creativity, innovation, and passion within Oklahoma City and to provide a venue—free of charge—to those groups and individuals working to bind us all together and make our home a cooler and better place. No strings attached—no extensive rules to follow. We simply ask that all of our neighbors be honored and that all viewpoints be respected. Our criteria for use is simple: If the event, group, or meeting is something which strengthens our community and brings us all together, the space is available for use.

The space has hosted everything from charitable fundraisers to an underground nightclub party to celebrate Canterbury Choral Society’s 45th anniversary season. We host dinners for the OKC homeless population most Monday evenings where upwards of 250 people are served—we provide the space and soft drinks and a local church provides the food. We’ve hosted university planning retreats and monthly local rock concerts.

Every Wednesday, we open up the courtyard for lunch, invite a local food truck to set up outside our gates, and welcome our downtown neighbors into the space for a bit of socialization.

Our never-ending soda fountain seems to be the biggest hit with some of our neighbors while others spend time playing pool or simply chatting about what is happening on the weekend.

For October we turn the space into a haunted house and invite the neighborhood children to come out and trick-or-treat.

Got an idea for how to use the space? Just ask us – we’re almost certain to say yes!

Dunlap Codding Senior Associate Julie Langdon Quoted in Law360

Dunlap Codding Senior Associate Julie Langdon Quoted in Law360

Dunlap Codding Senior Associate Julie Langdon was quoted in Law360 on April 4 in Jacob Fischler’s article, “What to Do After You’ve Screwed Up a Brief.”  Langdon had great advice: 

Follow the Local Rules:  “The first step is making sure you understand the rules of the court and how to go about fixing the brief.”  She added that judges are likely to be sympathetic to a genuine mistake and it wastes their time to consider improper filings. 

Keep Corrections Focused:  “You definitely should not be filing a corrected brief to change your argument in any way or to change the facts you’ve presented in any way….It should really, truly only be used to fix misrepresentations, inaccuracies.”

DC Attorneys Draft Amicus Brief in Sequenom v. Ariosa Diagnostics before U.S. Supreme Court

Dunlap Codding’s own Jordan Sigale and Julie Langdon co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of the Federal Circuit Bar Association filed on April 20, 2016 in Sequenom v. Ariosa Diagnostics at the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief (prepared with Frank Angileri of Brooks Kushman PC) urges the high court to take the case for next term to refine the current framework for assessing the scope of patent eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. §101 in the context of Sequenom’s invalidated medical diagnostic patent claims. Read the petition here.

Dunlap Codding Litigator Joe Titterington Article on Forum Shopping Published in inside Counsel

Joseph P. Titterington has authored an article discussing the potential end of forum shopped, published in Inside Counsel on April 13.  Joe wrote, “Few things gladden the heart of a patent litigator more than to enter into a contingency fee agreement with a patent owner whose patent has been infringed by a Fortune 500 company that does business throughout the United States. This is especially true if at least a single act of infringement has occurred within the geographic boundaries of the Eastern District of Texas.” 

The article discusses a case pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which may level the playing field.

Michael Schade Returns to Dunlap Codding as Senior Counsel

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—April 5, 2016—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Michael A. Schade has returned to the firm as Senior Counsel and Biotechnology Practice Group Leader.  His practice includes all areas of intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, technology, and e-commerce and assists clients with intellectual property matters requiring litigation, licensing, technology counseling and complex transactions.  Nicholas D. Rouse, Dunlap Codding’s Managing Shareholder, said, “We are delighted that Michael has chosen to rejoin us.  His skills and the experience he brings from his in-house position at the University of Oklahoma will enhance our ability to serve clients.” 

Prior to his return, Schade had served for several years as the Senior Director of Intellectual Property and Staff Attorney at the University of Oklahoma.  In that role, he was responsible for the oversight and management of the University’s patent portfolio in order to maximize the economic impact of such assets to increase revenue for the University and the State of Oklahoma.  He also provided substantive intellectual property input to the State of Oklahoma’s federal legislators regarding the impact of federal patent legislation. 

He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He particularly enjoys working with clients to complete the process of acquiring and/or commercializing intellectual property assets as well as portfolio management, licensing and transactional matters.

Schade’s scientific background has focused on all areas of biotechnology and life sciences (including molecular biology, cell biology, glycobiology, biochemistry, developmental biology, immunology, microbiology, virology, and genetics; pharmaceutical compositions; molecular diagnostics and techniques; medical devices and equipment) as well as chemistry and chemical engineering. He has significant experience in providing strategic and tactical intellectual property counsel to individual clients, universities, large pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies, and start-up biotechnology companies. 

He is currently an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Schade received his J.D. degree and his B.S. in Biochemistry, magna cum laude, from that same institution. 

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.  

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

Dunlap Codding Director Jordan Sigale Quoted in Law360 re Apple-Samsung Case

On March 21, 2016, Ryan Davis quoted Dunlap Codding Director Jordan Sigale in “Justices May Weaken Design Patents in Apple-Samsung Case,” published in Law360.  The article focused on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to review the damages test for design patents, and Davis noted that the decision further prolonged the “bitter, $400 million smartphone war between Apple and Samsung.”  Attorneys interviewed for the article said the decision had the potential to diminish the power of design patents. 

Jordan Sigale was quoted as saying, “If the court does change the damages standard, it should take care not to undermine the value of design patents….Many design patent owners likely don’t need to recover the full profits of infringers, but they should still be able to get damages that are sufficient to deter infringement….I hope this isn’t a setback for design patent law….The value of design patents is still significant and I hope whatever happens in this case doesn’t negate that.” 

Davis observed, ” While the outcome of the case is difficult to predict, it is clear that the high court’s decision to delve into the closely watched issue will keep the years long battle between Apple and Samsung raging for months to come.”

Sigale concluded by saying, “They’re farther away from a settlement than they ever could have been….We almost have to hear from the court.  It would be a shame if they withdrew it.”

Dunlap Codding Director Jordan Sigale Quoted in Law360

On Monday, March 14, 2016, Erin Coe wrote the first of a two-part article on “Three Reasons IP Specialists Have an Edge at Trial.”  Coe’s said, “When attorneys center on patent and other IP matters, and especially when they are skilled at both prosecuting and litigating patents, there are few surprises that catch them off guard at trial, according to lawyers.”  Dunlap Codding Director Jordan Sigale was quoted extensively. 

“I don’t just do patent litigation and prosecution; I also handle trademark and trade secret matters and the whole IP gamut….There is little that comes up at trial, and more importantly, in depositions, that I’m not prepared for.  Generalists can’t say that.  Having the breadth of knowledge in IP, and particularly in patent law and prosecution, is an immense advantage for a litigator. 

Coe wrote, “When a witness testifies about how an invention was developed or what happened with an application at the patent office, litigators with patent prosecution experience can delve deeper in their direct examinations and cross-examinations, according to Sigale.” 

Sigale said, “When you have experience with patent prosecution, you know how the process goes and what to expect….You can get to the bottom of an opposing witness’ testimony and refute it, or when it’s your client’s patent, support it.  That experience also helps you get the witness, judge or jury where they need to get.”

Dunlap Codding Director Jordan Sigale Quoted in Bloomberg BNA re Patents

Jordan Sigale was quoted in “Stakeholders Agree with Fed. Cir.’s Discount of Severe Patent Exhaustion Consequences,” by Tony Dutra in the February 16 issue of Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal.   Dutra wrote, “The biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries received a win with the Federal Circuit majority opinion downplaying the concerns of high-tech sector and retaining its current standards on the reuse and resale of patented products.  Lexmark Int’l, Inc. v. Impression Prods., Inc., No. 2014-1617 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 12, 2016).”    

Dutra went on to say that the majority opinion expressed concern for the “likely disruption” in the drug industry should it change the standards.  Sigale agreed with the court’s view and said, “In the absence of this rule, drug companies would presumably have to minimize the disparity in drug prices between the U.S. and non-U.S. markets….Whether that would result in a benefit to U.S. citizens or a detriment to the rest of the world is the subject of a PhD dissertation.  More importantly for this court, basing any decision on that type of argument would seem more suited for Congress than the judiciary.” 

Dutra wrote, “Sigale…noted that the decision here—sticking with existing standards, absent evidence of serious problems with them—”sounds a lot” like the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Kimble v. Marvel Entm’t, LLC.  Sigale went on to observe that “non-exhaustion of U.S. patent rights based on a first foreign sale enjoys and long and un-varied history.  And notwithstanding that history of non-exhaustion, doomsday predictions have not materialized.”

Emily Campbell Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Article re Warner Bros. Case Against LegendSky

Anandashankar Mazumdar’s January 29 article in Bloomberg BNA, Latest Play in Cat-and-Mouse Game May Be Winner for Warner,” quotes Dunlap Codding Shareholder Emily E. Campbell. 

Mazumdar wrote, “On its face, a recent lawsuit by Warner Bros. and an Intel Corp. licensee of anti-copying technology seems to have a very strong case, according to observers who spoke with Bloomberg BNA. 

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Digital Content Protection LLC recently brought claims of violations of the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 17 U.S.C. §1201, against a Chinese manufacturer of devices that help get around digital locks on what is being called Ultra-HD Blu-ray discs or 4K Blu-ray. Digital Content Protection, LLC v. LegendSky Tech Co. Ltd., No. 15-10169 ( S.D.N.Y. complaint filed December 31, 2015).” 

Campbell commented, “This case is certainly a cat-and-mouse chase played out in real life but, legally speaking, I think Warner Brothers and DCP have a really strong DMCA case…..Taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture, there are arguably some legitimate uses for the devices….This case reiterates how copyright law chases technology and the need for dynamic laws that adapt to advances in technology.”

Dunlap Codding’s Julie Langdon to Ring the Closing Bell at the NYSE

Dunlap Codding attorney Julie L. Langdon will represent Women in Bio to help them celebrate their 15th anniversary by ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on January 28, 2016.  Julie serves as the National Membership Committee Vice Chair for the organization.

Julie L. Langdon’s Article Published in GEN—Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

On December 17, 2015, GEN published “Potential Patenting Challenges for 3D Printed Organs,” authored by Julie L. Langdon.  Julie’s article offers a review of recent court decisions providing insight into the patent eligibility of 3D organs.   Julie concluded, “It appears that neither Section 33(a) of the AIA or Section 101 of the Patent Act will interfere with patent claims directed to 3D organs or bioprinting; however, as the laws continue to evolve, and 3D organs become more advanced and more like real organs, these are issues that should be re-visited.”