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Dunlap Codding Ranked in Band 1 for Intellectual Property by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—May 19, 2015—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 2015.

Chambers quotes sources as saying, “A fantastic team – and the first set of lawyers we’ve used with a cooperative, problem-solving attitude,” and, “Their real strong point is thinking outside the box to get the goal accomplished…..”

Chambers described the firm as a “Heavy-hitting boutique servicing the full range of copyright, patent and trademark concerns for clients at every level, from local startup to foreign multinational. Noted for its litigation capability and its strong focus on life sciences, healthcare, electrical engineering and computer technology. Significant clients [include] Ashland, DePuy Synthes, DuPont/EKC Technology, Quibids, and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.” 

Chambers said, Managing director Nicholas Rouse attracts client praise for his knowledge of mechanical engineering issues. He acts most frequently on patent and trademark prosecution and portfolio management. 

Chambers also said, “Marc Brockhaus heads the electrical engineering and systems group and recently advised consumer electronics retailer Petra Industries on its involvement in a patent infringement action. Sources testify to his winning combination of technical and technological know-how and keen commercial awareness. 

Finally, Chambers wrote, “Douglas Sorocco leads the practice and is appreciated by clients, not only for his “very valuable skill set” and determination “to work out a way of making sure problems get solved,” but also because “he’s really concerned about how we feel about things.” He is notably active in life sciences and technology, and recently counseled titanium dioxide product manufacturer Cristal USA on the creation of a Swiss holding company, associated licensing agreements and ongoing patent portfolio matters. 

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. 


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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!

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