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Dunlap Codding Associate Emily E. Campbell Named To The University Of Oklahoma’s College Of Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering Advisory Board
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at 15:21 pm See More

DECEMBER 16, 2013—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Emily E. Campbell has been named to The University of Oklahoma’s College of Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering Advisory Board. Emily provides strategic counsel to clients and heads the firm’s Trademarks, Copyrights, Internet and E-Commerce Practice Group.  Emily is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.   She graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in May 2007. Prior to law school, Emily received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering in December 2003 from the University of Oklahoma.  

At the Podium Fall 2013
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at 15:19 pm See More

Attorneys at Dunlap Codding have recently given or participated in the following presentations:

  • Emily E. Campbell was the planning chair and speaker at an ALI-CLE webinar, “10 Things Every Business Should Know to Minimize Trademark Liability,” on November 15.  She was joined on the webinar by Jay Handlin of Carlsmith Ball and Cynthia Parks of Parks IP.
  • Douglas J. Sorocco and Michelle L. Briggs presented a two-hour interactive workshop, “Intellectual Property for Start Ups,” to the 2013 VentureSpur accelerator teams on October 8.  The presentation covered the three principal areas of Intellectual Property and important considerations regarding these areas as applied to early stage web-tech companies.
  • The firm hosted the Intellectual Property Law Section at a one hour CLE and food and wine tasting event on October 24.  Firm attorney Barbara K. Yuill is the Vice President (President Elect) of the IP Law Section.  Brian Elias from Lexis Nexis spoke on “New Perspectives on Patent Quality.”  The presentation covered patent quality and why it matters, how it is measured and tested, and how it can be fostered, as well as various mechanisms offered by the America Invents Act to help encourage patent quality.
  • Jeffrey R. Anderson was a panelist for the Industry, Government, University Interface Section of the Licensing Executive Society Annual Meeting in September, speaking on “Managing Conflicts in License Language:  Know What to Expect Before Drafting the Agreement.”
In Their Own Skin
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at 11:32 am See More

Dunlap Codding associate Elizabeth Lauderback has written an article recently published in Oklahoma City University School of Law’s magazine, OCU.  “In Their Own Skin”recounts the experiences young female lawyers and their mentors shared.  Featured in the article are Dunlap Codding associates Michelle Briggs and Emily Campbell.

Two Dunlap Codding Associates Named to Oklahoma Rising Stars 2013
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at 10:46 am See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – October 16, 2013 – Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that associates Emily E. Campbell (Intellectual Property) and D. Ward Hobson (Intellectual Property Litigation) have been selected for inclusion in Oklahoma Rising Stars 2013. 

Emily E. Campbell was recognized in Intellectual Property. Emily provides strategic counsel to clients and heads the firm’s  Trademarks, Copyrights, Internet and E-Commerce Practice Group.  Emily is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.   She graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in May 2007. Prior to law school, she received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering in December 2003 from the University of Oklahoma.

D. Ward Hobson was recognized for Intellectual Property Litigation. Ward practices primarily in the area of intellectual property law and particularly in the area of intellectual property litigation.  Ward has represented clients in various state and federal courts regarding patent and trademark disputes and has represented clients in the prosecution of various technologies before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  In addition, he regularly counsels clients regarding the acquisition, development, commercialization, and licensing of intellectual property assets.  Before joining Dunlap Codding, Ward worked with the University of Oklahoma, Office of Technology Development, where he prepared patentability and marketing reports for a variety of inventions disclosed by University researchers.

To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to the Rising Stars list.  Managing Shareholder Nick Rouse said, “We are pleased that Emily and Ward have been named Rising Stars in 2013.  We congratulate them as well as others named to Oklahoma Rising Stars.  The future of Oklahoma intellectual property law is in good hands.” 

Dunlap Codding P.C. is an Oklahoma City-based law firm serving regional, national, and international clients.  Established in 1957 as Oklahoma’s original intellectual property firm, Dunlap Codding remains the state’s largest and most versatile IP boutique.  Dunlap Codding represents a substantial number of sophisticated client companies, and for the past 50 years has obtained more patents, trademarks and copyrights than any other firm in the region.  The firm is a member of Primerus, an International Society of Law Firms.

Kathryn Albert Joins Dunlap Codding as a Technical Specialist
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at 9:51 am See More

September 27, 2013—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Kathryn Albert has joined the firm as a technical specialist.  She will assist attorneys in the preparation and prosecution of United States patent applications and with patent analysis.  Her technical expertise is in the areas of biotechnology and medical devices.  Albert received her B.S. in Human Evolutionary Biology from Harvard College where she was awarded a Herschel Smith Harvard SURF Program Grant and a Henry Dunster Memorial Fellowship.

Her publications have included the following:

  • Armitage, J., and K. Albert. “Critical Analysis and Comparison of Methods of Donor Recruitment.” Transfusion 55, no. 1 (Jan 2014).
  • Reynolds, D., D. Albert, P. Garabelli, K. Albert, and J. Dinsdale. “Evaluation of the Accuracy of the Alivecor Heart Monitor for Smartphone through Comparison of Lead I Recording to a Standard 12-Lead Ecg Recording Device.” 2011
  • Saxon, L.A., A. Smith, S. Doshi, J. Dinsdale, K. Albert, and D. Albert. “Iphone Rhythm Strip–the Implications of Wireless and Ubiquitous Heart Rate Monitoring.” J Am Coll Cardiol 59, no. 13 (2012): E726-E26.
Dunlap Codding Shareholders Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
Posted Aug 15, 2013 at 7:38 am See More

AUGUST 15, 2013—Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Nicholas D. Rouse and Douglas J. Sorocco have been selected by attorney peers throughout the profession for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014, the oldest and most respected peer–review publication in the legal profession.  Firm shareholder Marc Brockhaus said, “We’re delighted that Nick and Doug have been named to Best Lawyers.  We have always known that they provide excellent service and value to our clients and uphold the reputation of our industry.”  

Nick Rouse, listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the fields of Patent Law and Trademark Law, 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 band one.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. 

Doug Sorocco is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the field of 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. Doug was also selected by attorney peers 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 P.C. is an Oklahoma City-based law firm serving regional, national and international clients. Established in 1957 as Oklahoma’s original intellectual property firm, Dunlap Codding remains the state’s largest and most versatile IP boutique. Dunlap Codding represents a substantial number of sophisticated client companies, and for the past 50 years has obtained more patents, trademarks and copyrights than any other firm in the region.

Dunlap Codding is a member of Primerus, an International Society of Law Firms.

Dunlap Codding Represents Pictometry International in Precedent Setting Case
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm See More

Dunlap Codding congratulates its client Pictometry International Corp., the leader in geo-referenced aerial image capture and visual-centric data analytics, on its recent victory before the Connecticut Supreme Court in Pictometry International Corporation v. Freedom of Information Commission et al. (SC 18724) (January 29, 2013).

The precedent-setting unanimous decision handed down by the Connecticut Supreme Court was officially released on January 29. Pictometry was represented by Dunlap Codding attorneys Joseph P. Titterington, who presented oral arguments before the Court, and Emily E. Campbell.

This case is the first in the nation to examine the interplay between a citizen’s access to public records and the limitations placed upon such access by federal copyright law.  Issues of first impression include: (1) whether Connecticut’s FOIA is preempted by the federal Copyright Act to the extent that FOIA permits the copying and distribution of copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright owner, and (2) whether the “fair use” doctrine may be applied to allow copying and distribution of copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright owner.   

As a result of this case, copyright holders may license their intellectual property to governmental agencies knowing that their federal intellectual property rights supersede the copying and distribution requirements of FOIA.  “Citizen access to copyrighted materials is unimpeded by the Court’s ruling and is consistent with Pictometry’s long-standing efforts to help governmental agencies be more efficient and transparent in their use of copyrighted technologies,” according to Pictometry’s counsel, Joseph Titterington.

The case also makes clear that the agencies do not need to bear extraordinary costs in providing information—those costs can and rightly should be passed along to the parties requesting the information.

Chris Barrow, Pictometry’s President and CEO, said, “We are happy that the Connecticut Supreme Court reached this decision protecting our intellectual property. This decision encourages companies that hold intellectual property to continue to do business with state agencies, as they know the value of their assets will be preserved.”

Background of the Case

Pictometry had contracted with the Connecticut Department of Information Technology (DOIT) to provide a license to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the use of certain of Pictometry’s computerized aerial photographic images and geo-referenced data of the state of Connecticut.

In the recently decided case, the Connecticut Supreme Court construed the state’s FOIA and held that in the event of a conflict between state law and the federal Copyright Act, the Copyright Act prevails.

Specifically, the Connecticut Supreme Court held that: 

  1. Pictometry’s software is protected by copyright and that it and the geo-referenced metadata associated with each image are also trade secrets, thereby exempting the software and metadata from the disclosure and copying requirements of the Connecticut FOIA.
  2. The federal Copyright Act is a “federal law” under the Connecticut FOIA and exempts public records that consist of copyrighted materials from the copying requirements, but not the disclosure requirements of Connecticut FOIA.
  3. Neither the state Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC) nor a state court may consider whether the “fair use” exemption under the federal Copyright Act permits a third party to obtain copies of copyrighted materials of a state vendor.
  4. Since the underlying agreement between Pictometry, as licensor, and the Connecticut Department of Information Technology, as licensee, permits certain state agencies to provide copies of the copyrighted images to a requesting party, conditioned upon the payment of an image license fee by the state agency to Pictometry, that license fee may be passed on to the requesting party by the state agency. 

These cases were heard by the Connecticut Supreme Court on appeal from a series of decisions originally stemming from a proceeding initiated by Stephen Whitaker before the state’s FOIC.

Under the state’s FOIA, Whitaker sought to obtain copies of Pictometry’s images, metadata, and software which had been licensed to a number of Connecticut state agencies by Pictometry.  After being denied copies of Pictometry’s images, metadata, and software, Whitaker appealed to the FOIC. Following an evidentiary hearing, the FOIC denied the request for the software and metadata, holding they were exempt from disclosure and copying requirement of FOIA as trade secrets of Pictometry.  While upholding Pictometry’s claim that the images were copyrighted, however, the FOIC ordered the images to be reproduced for Whitaker at a nominal fee, finding that the Copyright Act did not provide an exemption from copying.  Pictometry appealed the FOIC’s ruling to the state superior court, which in 2010 upheld the FOIC’s decision.  Pictometry subsequently appealed (July 2010) the court’s ruling to the Connecticut Supreme Court, and the latter court has now decided in Pictometry’s favor.

About Pictometry

Since inventing geo-referenced aerial oblique imaging in 2000, Pictometry International has defined the global standard for visual-centric data analytics, integration and reporting. Professionals across government agencies and commercial market segments use Pictometry’s patented technologies daily, overlaying GIS data and integrating existing systems to enhance productivity, gain unique insights, and change lives. With over 35 million images added annually to its cloud-accessible servers, the company’s unparalleled library now contains more than 210 million images–each mapped to the individual pixel. To learn more, visit pictometry.com or follow @Pictometry.

About Dunlap Codding

Dunlap Codding is an Oklahoma City-based law firm serving regional, national, and international clients. Established in 1957 as Oklahoma’s original intellectual property firm, Dunlap Codding remains the state’s largest and most versatile IP boutique, representing a substantial number of sophisticated client companies in all areas of intellectual property, including litigation.  

Dunlap Codding Ranked in Band 1 for Intellectual Property by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at 7:42 am See More

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – June 4, 2013 – 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 2013. Additionally, each of the firm’s shareholders is listed in the top band.  The firm is the only firm in the United States ranked in band 1 with each of its shareholders or partners also ranked in the top-most band for intellectual property.

Chambers quotes a source as saying, “They were outstanding—they contributed to improving the patent and never dropped the ball.”  Sources quoted in the publication in 2012 said, “The attorneys at Dunlap Codding really try to understand the objectives and the needs of our company and use them to form their advice.” Chambers describes the firm as  “[receiving] high praise from clients spanning a number of industries, including mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering, oil and gas, and healthcare. The group comes highly recommended for its patent prosecution work, and has a growing soft IP practice, particularly involving the music and film sectors. The firm also boasts a convincing litigation bench. Key clients include the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Florida and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.”  Dunlap Codding’s clients also include Access Midstream Partners, Ashland, Inc., DePuy Synthes, Pictometry International Corp., and Schlumberger.

Dunlap Codding P.C. is an Oklahoma City-based law firm serving regional, national, and international clients. Established in 1957 as Oklahoma’s original intellectual property firm, Dunlap Codding remains the state’s largest and most versatile IP boutique. Dunlap Codding represents a substantial number of sophisticated client companies, and for the past 50 years has obtained more patents, trademarks, and copyrights than any other firm in the region.

Dunlap Codding is a member of Primerus, an International Society of Law Firms.

Dunlap Codding Associate Jill Redwine Writes About the Oklahoma Innocence Project in OCU LAW Magazine
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at 16:54 pm See More

Jill Swank Redwine, an associate in Dunlap Codding’s litigation group, writes about her experiences with the Oklahoma Innocence Projectin OCU LAW Magazine. 

Dunlap Codding On The Move!
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at 14:26 pm See More

We are now serving global innovative clients from our new headquarters in The Film Exchange District at 609 W Sheridan, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73102.  Our main phone number remains the same — 405-607-8600.  

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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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Honors & Awards

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  • Dunlap Codding Shareholder Emily E. Campbell is named to the Oklahoma Rising Stars 2015 list.
  • Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2014 ranks the firm in Band 1 (the top-most band) and ranks each shareholder—Marc A. Brockhaus, Nicholas D. Rouse, and Douglas J. Sorocco— in the firm in Band 1 as well, a unique distinction.
  • Managing IP magazine lists Jeffrey R. Anderson, Marc A. Brockhaus, Douglas J. Sorocco, Nicholas D. Rouse, and Joseph P. Titterington as IP Stars. Five of the 16 IP Stars from Oklahoma are from Dunlap Codding.
  • Best Lawyers in America 2014 selects Nicholas D. Rouse for Patent Law and Trademark Law and selects Douglas J. Sorocco for Technology Law.
  • Emily Campbell was named to The University of Oklahoma’s College of Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering Advisory Board.
  • Chambers USA ranks Dunlap Codding in Band 1 and each of its shareholders—Marc A. Brockhaus, Nicholas D. Rouse, and Douglas J. Sorocco—in Band 1.  Dunlap Codding is the only firm in the United States with the distinction of having all shareholders and the firm ranked in Band 1.
  • Best Lawyers in America 2013 selects Nicholas D. Rouse for Patent Law and Trademark Law and selects Joseph P. Titterington for Litigation—Intellectual Property.
  • ACQ Law Award 2012 lists Dunlap Codding as the 2012 Overall Intellectual Property Law Firm.  ACQ is a premier global M&A magazine.  The Law Awards are given for several practice areas, to firms and individuals.
  • Barbara Krebs Yuill, Ph.D., Esq., is selected for inclusion in Oklahoma Rising Stars 2012, a selection made by the research team at Super Lawyers.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.
  • Chambers USA ranks Dunlap Codding in Band 1.  All three of the firm’s shareholders—Marc A. Brockhaus, Nicholas D. Rouse, Douglas J. Sorocco— are ranked among the top bands as well.
  • Corporate INTL magazine names Marc A. Brockhaus the Oklahoma Intellectual Property Attorney of the Year.
  • Barbara Krebs Yuill, Ph.D., Esq., is selected for inclusion in Oklahoma Rising Stars 2011, a selection made by the research team at Super Lawyers.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.
  • Chambers USA ranks Dunlap Codding in Band 1.  All three of the firm’s shareholders—Marc A. Brockhaus, Nicholas D. Rouse, Douglas J. Sorocco— are ranked among the top bands as well.
  • Three Dunlap Codding attorneys are recognized as Oklahoma Rising Stars 2010—Emily E. Campbell, D. Ward Hobson, and Barbara Krebs Yuill.  These selections were made by the research team at Super Lawyers.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.
  • In its inaugural coverage of intellectual property in Oklahoma, Chambers USA ranks Dunlap Codding and each of its three shareholders among the top bands.