DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Dunlap Codding

Intellectual Property

4 ranked lawyersBand 1OklahomaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

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.

Strengths

A client enthuses: "I have never filed a patent application that did not become a patent, thanks in large part to their ability to help me develop a strong patent application, as well as their shepherding of the application through the process, including overcoming objections."

Work highlights

Advised Ecometal and Nick Yuan on a patent infringement case relating to the clients' importation of dissolvable magnesium alloy composites into the USA.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Douglas Sorocco is respected for his IP practice, which includes patent prosecution and transactional matters.
"His expertise in the area of software patent law is obvious; he is excellent and thorough in explaining available strategies. He has taken into consideration the various factors related to our commercial objectives in the process of assisting us with making decisions." "Doug is great at learning our business strategy and helping us develop an IP strategy to match."

Emily Campbell has vast experience handling a wide variety of IP matters, including licensing issues and enforcement strategies.

Marc Brockhaus handles both contentious and transactional matters, with a noted specialty in electrical engineering matters.
"Marc is phenomenal to work with and is a master at getting past office actions."

Nicholas Rouse remains a leading IP practitioner with significant expertise in mechanical engineering matters. He also acts as the firm's managing director.
"Our experience with Nick is very good and has been for many years. Nick is an excellent communicator and explains topics well."

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Oklahoma

Intellectual Property


Douglas J Sorocco
Band 1
Emily Campbell
Band 2
Marc A Brockhaus
Band 1
Nicholas D Rouse
Eminent Practitioners