Chambers USA Ranks Dunlap Codding in Band 1 for Intellectual Property 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—April 28, 2020—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 consistently 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 2020.
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 and Fortune 500 companies.” Chambers additionally quoted sources regarding the strengths of the team:
- “All the people in the firm are friendly and client-oriented.”
- “Communication has been fluid and prompt, and we have felt well informed and that our interests are in very capable hands….Their strengths revolve around their mastery of the subject matter, their patience and thoroughness in gathering all facts, attitudes, opinions and corporate objectives, and incorporating those into their preparation of our defense.”
- “They are very responsive and they do a consistently excellent job.”
Chambers said Marc Brockhaus “wins praise from peers and clients alike for his intellectual property practice. He handles contentious and transactional matters, with a noted specialty in electrical engineering matters.”
Regarding Emily Campbell, Chambers quoted a peer as saying, “[Emily] is very knowledgeable about trademarks and has a good reputation as one of the top trademark lawyers in the area.” Chambers also noted she has vast experience handling a wide variety of IP matters, including licensing issues and enforcement strategies.
According to Chambers, “Nick Rouse remains a leading IP practitioner with significant expertise in mechanical engineering matters.” They quote a source as saying, “He’s great: he’s very approachable, clients like his bedside manner and he does a good job of explaining the complexities.”
Finally, Chambers noted that Doug Sorocco “is respected for his IP practice, which includes patent prosecution and transactional matters.” They note that one client praises him as “very strategy minded,” and cite another as saying, “[h]is broad range of experience, combined with his technical curiosity, allows him to simultaneously focus in on the heart of the matter while also considering alternative embodiments, resulting in patent applications that are both efficiently drafted and well rounded.” 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.