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Dunlap Codding Ranks in Band 1 for Intellectual Property in Chambers USA 2023

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 in 2023. 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 and Dunlap Codding has been a top-ranked firm for 14 consecutive years since the inaugural coverage of the state’s intellectual property practitioners. Chambers also ranked four of the firm’s shareholders: Marc A. Brockhaus (Band 1), Emily E. Campbell (Band 2), Nicholas D. Rouse (Eminent Practitioner), and Douglas J. Sorocco (Band 1).

Chambers has 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.”

Dunlap Codding clients were quoted as saying:

  • “I can’t speak highly enough of them. They give good, solid, legally sound, practical advice.”
  • “They’re extremely responsive and client-oriented. They prioritize taking care of the client.”
  • “They have a very high expertise level and the ability to bring a client in on a call, explain some of the nuances and navigate consultative conversations.”

Regarding the firm’s ranked shareholders, Chambers said Marc Brockhaus “handles both contentious and transactional matters with a noted specialty in electrical engineering matters.” As clients noted, “Marc is easy to talk to, friendly and delivers advice in a practical manner.” “Marc provides excellent advice and service on a wide range of patent issues.” “He is very knowledgeable in technology and has high legal skills for patent prosecution.”

In their commentary about Emily Campbell, Chambers observed that she “has vast experience handling a wide variety of IP matters, including licensing issues and enforcement strategies.” Clients were quoted as noting that “Emily is very helpful, knowledgeable, professional and quick to respond, and brings to our attention other matters or concerns that should be considered.” “She is a subject matter expert in her field as well as a visionary and executor for the firm’s client services, community outreach and internal employee relations efforts.” “She thinks outside of the box and isn’t afraid to consult others or be a part of a brainstorming session to find the best answer for a problem.”

According to Chambers, “Nick Rouse remains a leading IP practitioner with significant expertise in mechanical engineering matters. He also acts as Dunlap Codding’s managing director.” Chambers quoted clients as saying, “Mr. Rouse is very intelligent, sophisticated and ultimately delivers the service you need, without overly complicating any issues.” “He has developed an excellent reputation in IP and I have nothing but respect for him.”

Finally, Chambers noted that Doug Sorocco “is respected for his IP practice, which includes patent prosecution and transactional matters,” and quoted clients who said, “Douglas is a very good patent attorney, a great mentor for young lawyers and a great leader for the law firm.” “He doesn’t just follow the algorithm but looks for the best approach, in a very cost-efficient and commercial manner.” “He is incredibly smart and dedicated to the vision of the firm, its efforts on behalf of clients as well as its involvement in the community.”


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!

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