Alexandria, VA -- Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that software patent specialist Michael Kiklis has joined the firm’s post grant patent practice team as a partner. He most recently was a partner in the IP litigation group at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP.
Mr. Kiklis has almost twenty years of experience as anintellectual property attorney. With an extensive background in computer science, Mr. Kiklis focuses his practice on software patent matters. He frequently handles high stakes matters, having been involved in several cases in whichover $1 billion was at stake. One of his prominent cases was the defense of a major computer company in its landmark antitrust case against Microsoft, resulting in a $1.95 billion settlement. Prior toentering law school, Mr. Kiklis worked as a software developer for six years at some of the computer industry’s leading companies.
“Mike brings considerable software patent and litigation experience to our post grant patent group. Following on the heels of Greg Gardella, formerly of Irell & Manella, Mike is the second high profile, lateral partner to join our post grant practice in the last 6 months,” said Bradley D. Lytle, Oblon Spivak’s Managing Partner.
In joining forces with the Oblon Spivak post grant team, Mr. Kiklis rounds out a roster of highly regarded specialists including former USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy Stephen Kunin, former Administrative Patent Judge Lee Barrett, prominent post grant specialist and commentator Scott McKeown and patent reexamination specialist Greg Gardella.
Assisting clients for more than 40 years, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. (www.oblon.com) 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.