ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellectual property law firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P., has launched an Apple iPhone application that features the U.S. district court system and offers many resources to assist and inform the firm's clients about current IP news and court decisions. The iPhone app, "Oblon, Spivak's Guide to the U.S. District Courts" available as a free download on the iTunes application store, features interactive maps of the U.S. district court system and information on individual courts. It includes a national map and separate maps of each of the 11 U.S. court circuits, as well as state-level maps and district-level maps. Users can select a U.S. court circuit, view a map of that circuit, select a specific state and see all the U.S. district courts in that state. Selecting a specific court then provides details of that court, including its physical address, phone numbers, website address and judges and clerks. A similar resource can be found here on the firm's website.
"This iPhone app, along with our website tools, serve as an extension of what we do every day for our clients – delivering information in real time and providing resources to establish, leverage and protect a company's intellectual property assets," said Richard Kelly, Oblon, Spivak's managing partner. "Our blogs inform and educate, our iPhone app delves into the U.S. district court system and our databases of TTAB decisions and federal court decisions provide insight on current law. Our iPhone app illustrates how well we know these district courts through the IP litigation work we do for our national and international clients."
Kelly continued: "For more than 40 years, Oblon, Spivak has focused on educating our clients and our client training program we started in 1969 is a great example of this philosophy in action. Our app and Web tools just extend our reach and speed. We are excited about these innovative technology features, and we look forward to many more momentous achievements in 2011 on behalf of our clients."
Significant highlights for Oblon, Spivak this year include:
- The firm obtained a record 5,455 U.S. patents issued in 2010, becoming the first law firm to obtain more than 5,000 U.S. patents in a single year. The firm is the world's leader in U.S. patent prosecution, having obtained more U.S. utility patents than any other firm for 20 consecutive years.
- The firm is a highly ranked law firm for Intellectual Property: Patent in the United States in Chambers Global 2011.
- Ten partners have been named to Patent Research Review and Patent Buddy's Top Patent Prosecutors list. Todd Baker, Stephen Baxter, Eckhard Kuesters, James Kulbaski, Stephen Kunin, Bradley Lytle, Surinder Sachar, Philippe Signore, Richard Treanor and Steven Weihrouch are all recognized among the leading patent prosecutors.
Assisting clients for more than 40 years, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the United States. The firm provides a full range of intellectual property services, including litigation matters in all courts, as well as trademark, copyright and patent interference services.
SOURCE Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.