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Dunlap Codding Promotes Four Attorneys to Shareholder and Director Ranks
Posted May 31, 2021 at 10:58 am See More

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.

Seven Dunlap Codding Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021
Posted May 31, 2021 at 10:41 am See More

Seven Dunlap Codding Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021

Two Named Lawyers of the Year. Three Additional Lawyers Selected as Ones to Watch.

Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Marc A. Brockhaus, Emily E. Campbell, Nicholas D. Rouse, Jordan A. Sigale, Douglas J. Sorocco, Evan W. Talley and Barbara Krebs Yuill have been selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021, the oldest and most respected peer–review publication in the legal profession. Firm managing shareholder Nick Rouse said, “We are pleased to once again be listed in the publication alongside our distinguished competitor colleagues. We strive every day to help our clients create and protect robust and strategic intellectual property portfolios, and we are pleased to be recognized for our achievements.” 

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 A. Brockhaus was selected as the “Lawyer of the Year – Oklahoma City,” for Trade Secrets Law. Douglas J. Sorocco was selected as the “Lawyer of the Year – Oklahoma City,” for Technology Law.

Marc A. Brockhaus was recognized for five areas: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Technology 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 2020 – 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 E. 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, 2013-2017). 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 Nicholas D. 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 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 2020 – 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 A. Sigale was recognized for Litigation – Intellectual Property. He is also listed in Super Lawyers 2020 – 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.

Douglas J. Sorocco was recognized for Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law and Technology Law.  Doug 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 2020 – 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. 

Evan W. Talley was recognized for Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Trademark Law. Evan’s practice focuses on disputes concerning intellectual property rights (patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secrets, rights of publicity, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices) and ranges from pre-litigation dispute resolution through trial and appeal. Evan was selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition 2019 – 2020.  He received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, with Distinction, and was an editor of the American Indian Law Review during law school. Evan received his B.B.A. with Distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Business. 

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. 

This year, for the first time, Best Lawyers selected lawyers with 10 or fewer years in practice as Ones to Watch, honoring three Dunlap Codding attorneys with that distinction. 

Alyssa N. Grooms was selected for the areas of Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law. Alyssa’s practice focuses on advising clients on a variety of intellectual property issues. She has represented clients in intellectual property matters involving a wide range of technologies and industries, including chemicals, biotechnology, materials science, engineering, oil and gas, and medical arts. Her experience includes patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, due diligence, patent litigation, and strategic patent portfolio assessment. Alyssa received her J.D. degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law where she was a Senior Committee Member on the Oklahoma City Law Review. She received her B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Elizabeth E. Isaac was selected for Intellectual Property Law. Elizabeth Isaac helps businesses, innovators, entrepreneurs, and artists assess and protect their inventions, brands, designs, and creative works to leverage their intellectual property portfolios and enhance their business options. She counsels clients regarding a breadth of intellectual property with an emphasis on creatively and strategically identifying holistic and dynamic ways to improve the value of various creative and technological assets. Elizabeth was selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition 2018 – 2020. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Oklahoma City University School of Law, and received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Austin College. 

Ann M. Robl was selected for Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law. Ann’s practice focuses on patent preparation, patent prosecution, patent post-grant proceedings, patentability analyses, prior art searching, opinion preparation, licensing, and patent portfolio management.  Her recent work includes development and implementation of post-grant proceeding strategies. Ann’s areas of technical experience include mechanical devices and systems, optics, data transmission and networking, and computer-based systems. She was selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition 2020. Ann received her J.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and her B.S., cum laude, from Villanova University. 

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.”

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 BrockhausMarc 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.””

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