Dunlap Codding Promotes Four Attorneys to Shareholder and Director Ranks
Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce the addition of four attorneys to shareholder and director status effective May 2021: Elizabeth Isaac, Oklahoma City; Julie Langdon, Chicago; Ann Robl, Oklahoma City; and Evan Talley, Oklahoma City. Nick Rouse, the firm’s managing director and shareholder, marked the occasion, saying “Ann, Elizabeth, Evan, and Julie have been mainstays of our firm and the service we provide to clients for quite some time, and the four of them will be instrumental in the continued success of our firm and our clients for years to come.”
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.
Julie Langdon protects and enforces her clients’ intellectual property through litigation and non-litigation strategies, and helps clients obtain and maintain patent and trademark protection. Her intellectual property litigation practice is diverse. She has handled patent litigation in the areas of biotechnology, chemical, software and computer-based systems, and pharmaceutical arts, including Hatch-Waxman issues. She has also handled litigation involving assertions of copyright, trademark, and trade dress infringement, as well as trade secret misappropriation. Julie has represented plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of litigation, including preliminary injunction proceedings, discovery, and appeals. Julie received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, her M.S. in Forensic Science with a concentration in biotechnology from Florida International University, and her B.S. in Cellular Biology and Biotechnology from State University of New York at New Paltz.
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.