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Six Dunlap Codding Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at 9:18 am See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—August 15, 2019—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Marc A. Brockhaus, Emily E. Campbell, Nicholas D. Rouse, Jordan A. Sigale, Douglas J. Sorocco, and Barbara Krebs Yuill have been selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Firm managing shareholder Nick Rouse said, “We are gratified to be in the company of other fine lawyers in the publication. Our mission continues to be to help our clients create and protect robust and strategic intellectual property portfolios, and we are pleased to be recognized for our work.” 

Dunlap Codding attorneys were recognized in seven intellectual property-related areas of law: Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Technology Law, Trade Secrets Law, and Trademark Law.  

Marc Brockhaus was recognized for four areas: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Law and Trade Secrets Laws. Marc leads Dunlap Codding’s Electrical Engineering & Systems group. His practice includes all areas of intellectual property, including technology, computer, and patent law, and extends to counseling, transactions, litigation, and prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mark is ranked in the top band of Oklahoma’s intellectual property practitioners by the highly regarded  Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is also listed in Super Lawyers 2019 – Oklahoma. Marc has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and received his J.D. and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1997, where he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1993.  

Emily Campbell was recognized for Copyright Law and Trademark Law. Emily provides strategic counsel to clients on trademarks, copyrights, Internet law, and licensing. She is ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Intellectual Property Law. Attorney peers also selected her for inclusion in  Oklahoma Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition (2010, 2013-2016). Emily serves on the University of Oklahoma’s College of Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering Advisory Board and the Oklahoma City Geological Society’s Board of Directors. She received her J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law and received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.  

The publication recognized Nick Rouse for Patent Law, Technology Law, and Trademark Law. Nick has served as Dunlap Codding’s managing shareholder since 2007 while continuing an active practice.  In its inaugural coverage of intellectual property law in Oklahoma, the highly regarded Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Businessranked Nick in the top band of leading practitioners, and he continues to be ranked in the top band. He is also listed in Super Lawyers 2019 – Oklahoma. Nick provides a broad range of intellectual property counseling to clients ranging from individual inventors to large multinational manufacturing companies. Nick graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1987 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1990.  

Jordan Sigale was recognized for Litigation – Intellectual Property. He is also listed in Super Lawyers 2019 – Illinois. Jordan chairs the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and focuses on patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation and alternative dispute resolution. His work extends to client counseling on issues of corporate and strategic planning involving copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. He is extensively involved in patent prosecution for a variety of clients with specific focus on the interface between computers and end-users in an array of situations and transactions. Jordan received his B.S. from the University of Illinois College of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1989 and received his J.D. from the same institution’s College of Law, magna cum laude, in 1992.  

Doug Sorocco was recognized for Litigation – Patent, Patent Law and Technology Law.  He practices in the areas of intellectual property, technology, licensing, life sciences and patent law and is involved in counseling and transactional work involving all aspects of intellectual property, including acquisition and commercialization of intellectual property, portfolio management, licensing and transactional matters. He is ranked in the top band of Oklahoma’s top intellectual property practitioners by the highly regarded  Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is also listed in Super Lawyers 2019 – Oklahoma. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Oklahoma City University School of Law and in the Physiology Department at the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center. Doug received his J.D. from the University of Dayton and his B.S. in Chemistry from Butler University.  

Barbara Krebs Yuill, Ph.D., was recognized for her work in Trademark Law. Barb practices in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law. She counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property, focusing on patent drafting and prosecution, patent infringement and validity opinions, and license preparation and negotiation. Barb was selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition in 2010, 2011 and 2012. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Oklahoma City University where she was the staff editor for the Oklahoma City University Law Review. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, her M.S. in Metallurgy from the University of Arizona, and her B.S. from the same institution, with distinction, in Metallurgical Engineering.  

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Dunlap Codding Receives Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics 2019
Posted May 22, 2019 at 12:13 pm See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—May 21, 2019—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Oklahoma City’s Better Business Bureau (BBB) has honored the firm with a Torch Award for Ethics 2019. The award recognizes “those businesses committed to ethical and sound practices in the marketplace.” 

The BBB scores nominated organizations on “their commitment to ethical practices, communication of ethical practices, leadership practices, organizational commitment to performance management practices, organization commitment to ethical human resources, and organization commitment to community.” 

Managing shareholder Nicholas D. Rouse said, “We are extraordinarily pleased to receive this award recognizing our commitment to ethical practices in all aspects of our endeavors. We care deeply about our firm and its people, our clients, our profession, and our community, and we continuously strive to demonstrate that commitment in everything we do.”

Dunlap Codding Directors Named IP Stars
Posted May 22, 2019 at 12:05 pm See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—May 21, 2019—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that directors Marc A. Brockhaus, Nicholas D. Rouse, Jordan A. Sigale, and Douglas J. Sorocco have again been selected by Managing Intellectual Property as IP Stars. Brockhaus and Sorocco were selected as Patent Stars; Rouse and Sigale were selected as Trademark and Patent Stars. The publication ranks the firm as Highly Recommended.

Managing Intellectual Property is “the leading specialist guide to IP firms and practitioners worldwide. Managing IP has been researching and ranking firms since 1996. This research has expanded over the years, with more than 80 jurisdictions now covered, making it the most comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the industry.”

Chambers USA Ranks Dunlap Codding in Band 1 for Intellectual Property 2019
Posted May 2, 2019 at 15:52 pm See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—April 30, 2019—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 2019. 

Chambers described the firm as a “Respected 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: 

  • “The team works together very well….We have been happy with our experiences working with them.”
  • “They are a very strong boutique firm.” 

Chambers said Marc Brockhaus “maintains a formidable IP practice that spans a range of contentious and transactional concerns. He acts for clients from a range of industries while fielding particular expertise in the electrical engineering space.”

Regarding Emily CampbellChambers said, “[Emily] provides counsel to clients on a range of highly complex licensing and trademark matters. She also excels in IP enforcement strategies. ‘She is an excellent lawyer with great personal skills,’ observe impressive sources.” 

According to ChambersNick Rouse maintains an impressive IP practice. “He comes recommended for his expert handling of mechanical engineering matters, and is praised for his, ‘knowledge of subject matter and excellent guidance.’” 

Finally, Chambers described Doug Sorocco as attracting “praise for his expert handling of patent prosecutions, which form part of his broader transactional and counseling practice. He draws on notable strength in the life sciences space.”

Dunlap Codding Shareholders Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at 7:49 am See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—August 15, 2018—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Marc A. Brockhaus, Emily E. CampbellNicholas D. RouseJordan A. Sigale, and Douglas J. Sorocco have been selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®2019, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Firm managing shareholder Nick Rouse said, “We are honored to again be recognized. Providing excellent value and exemplary service to our clients is of the utmost importance to us.” 

Marc Brockhaus was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 for Patent Law and Trademark Law. Marc leads Dunlap Codding’s Electrical Engineering & Systems group. His practice includes all areas of intellectual property, including technology, computer, and patent law, and extends to counseling, transactions, litigation, and prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is ranked in the top band of Oklahoma’s top intellectual property practitioners by the highly regarded Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is also listed in Super Lawyers 2018 – Oklahoma. Marc has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and received his J.D. and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1997, where he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1993. 

Emily Campbell was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 for Copyright Law and Trademark Law. Emily is a shareholder and practice group leader at Dunlap Codding, providing strategic counsel to clients on trademarks, copyrights, Internet law, and licensing. Emily is ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Intellectual Property Law. Attorney peers also selected her for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition (2010, 2013-2016). Emily was recently named to the University of Oklahoma’s College of Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering Advisory Board and the Oklahoma City Geological Society Board of Directors. She received her J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law and received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.  Emily is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  

Nick Rouse is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 in the fields of Patent Law, Trademark Law, and Technology Law. Nick has served as Dunlap Codding’s managing shareholder since 2007 while continuing an active practice.  In its inaugural coverage of intellectual property law in Oklahoma, the highly regarded Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked Nick in the top band of leading practitioners, and he continues to be ranked in the top band. He is also listed in Super Lawyers 2018 – Oklahoma. Nick provides a broad range of patent counseling to clients ranging from individual inventors to large multinational manufacturing companies. His practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, patent portfolio management, validity and infringement opinions, evaluations of new designs, and licensing strategy.  Nick graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1987 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1990. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association and served as its president in 2006. 

Jordan Sigale is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 in the field of Litigation – Intellectual Property. He is also listed in Super Lawyers 2018 – Illinois. Jordan chairs the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and focuses on patent and trade secret litigation and alternative dispute resolution. His work also extends to client counseling on issues of corporate and strategic planning involving copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. He is extensively involved in patent prosecution for a variety of clients with specific focus on the interface between computers and end-users in an array of situations and transactions. Jordan received his B.S. from the University of Illinois College of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1989and received his J.D. from the same institution’s College of Law, magna cum laude, in 1992. 

Doug Sorocco is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 in the fields of Patent Law and Technology Law.  He practices in the areas of intellectual property, technology, licensing, life sciences and patent law and is involved in counseling and transactional work involving all aspects of intellectual property. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Doug regularly counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property including acquisition and commercialization of intellectual property, portfolio management, licensing and transactional matters. He is ranked in the top band of Oklahoma’s top intellectual property practitioners by the highly regarded Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is also listed in Super Lawyers 2018 – Oklahoma. Attorney peers also previously selected Doug for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition (2010).  He is an adjunct faculty member at the Oklahoma City University School of Law and in the Physiology Department at the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center. 

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer–review survey on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” 

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.

Dunlap Codding Directors Named IP Stars – Managing Intellectual Property
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at 15:57 pm See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—July 31, 2018—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that directors Marc A. Brockhaus, Nicholas D. Rouse, Jordan A. Sigale, and Douglas J. Sorocco have been selected by Managing Intellectual Property as IP Stars. Brockhaus and Sorocco were selected as Patent Stars; Rouse and Sigale were selected as Trademark and as Patent Stars.

 Managing Intellectual Property is “the leading specialist guide to IP firms and practitioners worldwide. Managing IP has been researching and ranking firms since 1996. This research has expanded over the years, with more than 80 jurisdictions now covered, making it the most comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the industry.” 

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.

Dunlap Codding Shareholder Doug Sorocco Receives the 2018 Urban Pioneer Award
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at 16:29 pm See More

On June 14th, 2018, the Plaza District Association named Doug Sorocco as the recipient of the 2018 Urban Pioneer Award.  The award honors individuals in the Oklahoma City community who “exemplify Oklahoma’s pioneering spirit with their leadership and commitment to urban revitalization.” 

Plaza District Association Board President Shelley Rowan said, “With his unique perspective and pioneering approach to developing community, Doug Sorocco has cultivated engaging public spaces, encouraged innovation and protected creativity in Oklahoma City and beyond.  We are thrilled to recognize Doug’s incredible contributions to our city by naming him the 2018 Urban Pioneer.” 

Chambers USA Ranks Dunlap Codding in Band 1 for Intellectual Property 2018
Posted May 9, 2018 at 7:45 am See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—May 9th, 2018—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 2018. 

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. Sources noted, “They are all very impressive…They give us the legal side and the straight-up perspective and are super responsive.””

According to Chambers, “Nicholas Rouse is described as “preeminent” for his patent prosecution work. He has particular expertise in handling IP issues in the mechanical engineering space.”

Chambers quoted a client as saying Marc Brockhaus is “very responsive, knowledgeable and practical in terms of minimizing risk rather than trying to completely avoid it.”  Chambers observed, “He is noted for his specialist experience with electrical engineering matters. He has been active of late in representing clients in the telecommunications, manufacturing and consumer electronics markets.” 

Chambers described Doug Sorocco as having, “…a broad IP practice spanning a wide range of transactional issues and…specialist experience with life sciences and biotech matters. He frequently advises individual inventors, startups and universities on their patent filings.” 

Finally, describing Emily Campbell, Chambers said, “[Emily] demonstrates a range of skills in maintaining and managing trademark portfolios, including taking actions against alleged infringements. Clients describe her as “good at brainstorming new ideas and providing alternatives.””

Dunlap Codding Associate Genni Ellis Quoted in Law360 re First Derivation Proceeding at USPTO
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at 9:54 am See More

Genni Ellis was recently quoted in Law360 in an article by Ryan Davis on March 27, commenting on the first ever instituted derivation proceeding at the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Andersen Corp. v. GED Integrated Solutions Inc., case number DER2017-00007). “The case is almost a perfect example, Ellis said.” “The facts are pretty much on point as to what the statute was written for.” Ellis also noted that it took five years for the PTAB to institute the first one—the review of a window patent challenged by Andersen Corp. The case illustrates what it takes to successfully petition for a derivation; however, the facts of the case were perfectly teed up for the statute. 

Dunlap Codding Shareholder Douglas J. Sorocco to Speak at American University’s 5th Annual Symposium
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at 14:49 pm See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—February 2, 2018—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Doug Sorocco will speak at American University’s 5th Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property. The symposium will cover the obstacles to obtaining and enforcing IP rights in the burgeoning Marijuana Industry. 

Doug Sorocco practices in the areas of intellectual property, technology, licensing, life sciences, and patent law and is involved in counseling and transactional work involving all aspects of intellectual property. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Doug regularly counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property including acquisition and commercialization of intellectual property, portfolio management, licensing, and transactional matters. He is ranked in the top band of Oklahoma’s top intellectual property practitioners by the highly regarded Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Oklahoma City University School of Law and in the Physiology Department at the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center.

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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