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Intellectual Property — Oklahoma


Crowe & Dunlevy, a Professional Corporation - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service practice, catering to the transactional and contentious IP requirements of a regional and national clientele, notably including several leading players in the oil and gas sector. Highly experienced in the licensing and audit of IT assets and, with the support of an international network of partner firms, the management of global patent and trademark portfolios. Also known for its litigation capability and currently expanding its ability to handle hi-tech IP issues from the Tulsa office. Acts for a broad range of clients, including academic institutions, brewing companies and energy companies.

Strengths Clients are happy to report that the team is "very professional and timely and offer very good value for the money."

Work highlights Defended Netigate in an opposition proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board relating to the registration of its NETIGATE marks.

Successfully represented Iofina Resources in a trade secret misappropriation claim and obtained and defended a subsequent TRO.

Notable practitioners

David Sullivan is highly praised by clients, one of whom says that "he is as strong as you can get from an IP standpoint." He focuses on IP work for clients in the oil and gas space, including trade secrets and patent protection.

Terry Watt is described by peers as an "exceptional lawyer" and handles a range of patent and preparation and prosecution actions. He advises on matters in the technology area, such as software-related issues.

About the Team (content provided by Crowe & Dunlevy, a Professional Corporation)

Crowe & Dunlevy’s IP Practice Group represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property law. Our attorneys are drawn from both the business and litigation areas and experienced in IP procurement, licensing and transactional matters, IP support in complex transactions, IP portfolio management, and litigation before state and federal tribunals. We offer clients IP counsel in a variety of areas including patents, information technology, copyrights, trademarks, unfair trade, the internet, domain names, trade secrets, outsourcing and franchising.

The firm is positioned to guide individuals and businesses with domestic concerns as well as networking with international agents to provide comprehensive service to clients with transnational interests and global IP portfolios. This approach enables our IP group to advise clients in procuring, licensing or enforcing IP in every major region of the world.

Our patent attorneys have the requisite scientific training and industry experience necessary to understand and advise on technology matters while drawing from training in diverse fields such as chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, petroleum engineering, physics and software and hardware engineering. This collective body of technical experience facilitates technology procurement, protection and exploitation efforts covering a wide array of technologies from polymer chemistry to gaming software, and from industrial equipment to health care.

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Dunlap Codding - Intellectual Property Department

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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. Noted for its representation of universities.

Strengths "They are all very impressive," says one client, continuing: "They give us the legal side and the straight-up perspective and are super responsive."

Another client adds: "They are diligent and do good work. They are proactive in keeping us informed and they are good folks to work with."

Work highlights Assisted Pictometry International with a range of patent prosecutions and trademark matters.

Drafted and prosecuted patents on behalf of Nestlé.

Notable practitioners

Marc Brockhaus is "very responsive, knowledgeable and practical in terms of minimizing risk rather than trying to completely avoid it," according to one client. 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.

Nicholas Rouse is described as "preeminent" for his patent prosecution work. He has particular expertise in handling IP issues in the mechanical engineering space. He is the firm's managing director.

Douglas Sorocco has a broad IP practice spanning a wide range of transactional issues and has specialist experience with life sciences and biotech matters. He frequently advises individual inventors, startups and universities on their patent filings.

Emily Campbell 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."

About the Team (content provided by Dunlap Codding)

Dunlap Codding is home to a group of professionals with diverse scientific and legal acumen.  The philosophy of the firm is simple:  To listen and respond to each client’s unique needs with micro-customized services; to provide each client with an exemplary work product; and to help our clients create and protect robust intellectual property portfolios, vigorously pursued and properly grounded in science and law. From mechanical arts and life sciences to nanotechnology and optics and virtually every technical and scientific area in between, we’ve helped clients identify and protect their intellectual property. 

We maintain a wealth of experience in the areas of utility and design patents, intellectual property audits, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, Internet and e-commerce, licensing and technology transfer, technical asset evaluation, due diligence inquiries, patent and trademark litigation, and antitrust law.

Our work includes:

  • Patent Prosecution, Re-Examination And Post-Grant Proceedings

  • Patent Post-Grant Proceedings With The United States Patent Office

  • Strategic Patent Portfolio Development And Management
  • Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Dispute Resolution

  • Copyright Licensing

  • Transactions

  • Trademark Prosecution and Disputes

  • Intellectual Property Issues Related To Federal Contracting

  • Licensing Of Trademark & Copyright Assets

  • Internet And E-Commerce Protection

  • Internet Domain Name Acquisition And Protection

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Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Comprehensive offering, well equipped to handle both transactional and contentious mandates, with a notably high capability for the representation of clients from the IT, electronics and bioscience sectors. Regularly deals with prosecutions of patents for computer software and hardware and data storage systems. Draws on good relationships with international firms to service client needs on a global basis and is actively developing its offering to hi-tech startup companies operating both within and outside Oklahoma.

Strengths According to a client, "the firm is one of the premier law firms in the Midwest," adding: "Not only is the quality of the service of the highest level but the value is also extraordinary."

Another client adds: "I would use that firm for everything if I could!"

Work highlights Represented The Bankers Bank in the defense of a breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets case relating to the use of correspondent banking software.

Counsel for Seagate Technology in a range of US and international patent preparations and prosecutions relating to data storage and cryptography.

Notable practitioners

Phillip Free advises on a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including misappropriation of trade secrets, patent prosecutions and infringement actions. One impressed client says: "His knowledge, capabilities and experience are outstanding."

Randall McCarthy is described by one happy client as "an outstanding and highly regarded patent and IP attorney." He focuses on the technology industry and has a wealth of patent prosecution experience.

Michael Smith is praised by a client for providing "prompt and cost-effective IP legal services." He undertakes a broad range of work, including patent cases for clients in the emerging technology and biotechnology markets. He also advises on mechanical engineering IP issues.

About the Team (content provided by Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC)

The Intellectual Property Section at Hall Estill protects your ideas and keeps your innovations safe.

With backgrounds in science and engineering, we pair a tech-savvy understanding with a reputation for frank and friendly counsel. So from patents and trademarks, to litigation – you feel secure knowing what’s yours and what’s right, with a quality firm where you’re understood and protected.

We provide a wide range of Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law services covering trademarks, service marks, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights and patents, both nationally and internationally. Working with sole proprietors, as well as large corporations, we efficiently and effectively deliver the legal services required to develop and protect clients' IP.

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McAfee & Taft - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Deep bench of experienced IP specialists, representing a substantially blue-chip clientele from, among others, the chemical, engineering and oil and gas sectors. Able to draw on expertise from across the firm to provide a holistic service, including in relation to trade secret and misappropriation cases against former employees. Further noted for an excellent balance of transactional and contentious capabilities and well equipped to support increased activity on foreign protection issues through ready access to leading IP practices worldwide.

Strengths Clients praise the team for its "great consistency," adding: "They are all very responsive and they get the client relationship."

Work highlights Managed the Express Services' international trademark portfolio.

Represented CITGO petroleum in negotiations concerning licensing agreements and attempted royalty collections by a licensee based on expired patents.

Notable practitioners

"Fantastic trademark lawyer" Rachel Blue maintains her well-regarded practice and offers a wide range of expertise, including in franchising, copyrights and trademarks. Clients are pleased to report that "she is very knowledgeable from a legal perspective, and also gives really good practical advice in terms of us applying that advice." Another client enthuses: "She is a really wonderful, thoughtful, smart lawyer and a real authority on trademark issues."

John Kenney is well regarded as "one of the best in the state." Primarily active in contentious matters, he has a wealth of experience with patent litigation.

Michael LaBrie demonstrates a wide range of skills and is picked out by commentators for his licensing and trademark work. He is well versed in IP issues in the biotech arena. Clients praise his approach, saying: "He takes the time to explain and assist with our decision-making."

Clifford Dougherty is held in high regard by his clients, one of whom reports: "I have had a great experience working with him. His strengths are his wide knowledge base, his experience and his practical advice." He is particularly active in the life sciences and energy areas, regularly handling matters such as licensing agreements and chemical patents.

Anthony Rahhal enjoys a strong reputation among other practitioners, who note his strong patent prosecution work. He is also adept at handling trademark matters and assists clients with national and international issues.

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McAfee & Taft

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"Fantastic trademark lawyer" Rachel Blue maintains her well-regarded practice and offers a wide range of expertise, including in franchising, copyrights and trademarks. Clients are pleased to report that "she is very knowledgeable from a legal perspective, and also gives really good practical advice in terms of us applying that advice." Another client enthuses: "She is a really wonderful, thoughtful, smart lawyer and a real authority on trademark issues."

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Dunlap Codding

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Marc Brockhaus is "very responsive, knowledgeable and practical in terms of minimizing risk rather than trying to completely avoid it," according to one client. 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.

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Phillip L Free Jr

Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC

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Phillip Free advises on a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including misappropriation of trade secrets, patent prosecutions and infringement actions. One impressed client says: "His knowledge, capabilities and experience are outstanding."

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McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

John Kenney is well regarded as "one of the best in the state." Primarily active in contentious matters, he has a wealth of experience with patent litigation.

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McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael LaBrie demonstrates a wide range of skills and is picked out by commentators for his licensing and trademark work. He is well versed in IP issues in the biotech arena. Clients praise his approach, saying: "He takes the time to explain and assist with our decision-making."

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Randall K McCarthy

Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Randall McCarthy is described by one happy client as "an outstanding and highly regarded patent and IP attorney." He focuses on the technology industry and has a wealth of patent prosecution experience.

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Dunlap Codding

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Nicholas Rouse is described as "preeminent" for his patent prosecution work. He has particular expertise in handling IP issues in the mechanical engineering space. He is the firm's managing director.

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Douglas J Sorocco

Dunlap Codding

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas Sorocco has a broad IP practice spanning a wide range of transactional issues and has specialist experience with life sciences and biotech matters. He frequently advises individual inventors, startups and universities on their patent filings.

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Crowe & Dunlevy, a Professional Corporation

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David Sullivan is highly praised by clients, one of whom says that "he is as strong as you can get from an IP standpoint." He focuses on IP work for clients in the oil and gas space, including trade secrets and patent protection.

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Crowe & Dunlevy, a Professional Corporation

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Terry Watt is described by peers as an "exceptional lawyer" and handles a range of patent and preparation and prosecution actions. He advises on matters in the technology area, such as software-related issues.

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Brown Patent Law, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Dennis Brown of Brown Patent Law, PLLC is a well-respected practitioner in the intellectual property market, noted by his peers for the strength of his patent prosecution practice. He regularly offers advice concerning patent applications and the use and commercial value of patents.

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Clifford C Dougherty, III

McAfee & Taft

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Clifford Dougherty is held in high regard by his clients, one of whom reports: "I have had a great experience working with him. His strengths are his wide knowledge base, his experience and his practical advice." He is particularly active in the life sciences and energy areas, regularly handling matters such as licensing agreements and chemical patents.

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Harvey Law

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Derrick Harvey of Harvey Law enjoys a strong reputation among other practitioners. He advises on a full range of copyright, trademark and patent issues, including drafting, applications and prosecutions.

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Law Office of Mary M. Lee

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Mary Lee is a sole practitioner in Edmond with a wealth of experience in trademark and patent issues. Sources comment on her longstanding expertise in trademark prosecution work in particular.

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GableGotwals

From the Chambers USA guide

Todd Nelson of GableGotwals is well thought of in the market, with peers particularly highlighting his trademark work and litigation expertise. His practice includes work on the alleged infringements of patents in the technology and manufacturing spaces.

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McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

Anthony Rahhal enjoys a strong reputation among other practitioners, who note his strong patent prosecution work. He is also adept at handling trademark matters and assists clients with national and international issues.

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Dunlap Codding

From the Chambers USA guide

Emily Campbell 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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Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Smith is praised by a client for providing "prompt and cost-effective IP legal services." He undertakes a broad range of work, including patent cases for clients in the emerging technology and biotechnology markets. He also advises on mechanical engineering IP issues.

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