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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.


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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.

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