Alexandria, Va.–Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that partners Jonathan Hudis and Scott McKeown once again have been appointed to leadership positions within the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) Section.
Mr. Hudis was elected to serve on the ABA IPL Section’s Council, its governing body, for a 4-year term. He also was appointed Vice-Chair of the Section’s CLE Board, which oversees live and webinar course offerings throughout the year. He is a partner in the firm’s Trademark and Copyright Practice Groups, and counsels clients in trademark, copyright, trade secrets and unfair competition matters, as well as related matters pertaining to the Internet. He also is a frequent writer and lecturer on trademark and copyright topics. Additionally, Mr. Hudis currently serves as a member of the Section’s Content Advisory Board, and previously served as Vice-Chair and then Chair of the Section's Trademarks & Unfair Competition Division. Mr. Hudis is the Editor of A Legal Strategist's Guide to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Practice, 2nd Edition, published in 2012 by ABA Publishing.
Mr. McKeown was appointed as Chair of the Post Grant & Inter Partes Patent Office Practice Committee, after having previously served as Vice-Chair of this committee for a 2-year term. He is Co-Chair of the firm's Post Grant Patent practice group, focusing on post-grant counseling, litigation and related prosecution issues. He leads the Post Grant Patent team responsible for electronics, wireless communications, software and computer-related inventions and business methods. Mr. McKeown also is the editor of the Firm’s well known Patents Post-Grant legal blog, regularly contributing insights and commentary on practice before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board, trends, practice tips and news relating to post grant patent proceedings. He additionally is an editor of the upcoming treatise entitled: Post Grant Proceedings Before the USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board, which will be published by the Practising Law Institute.
“Both Jonathan and Scott are at the forefront of their practice areas and are well deserving of these honors,” said Brad Lytle, managing partner of Oblon Spivak. “Together, with the membership of the ABA’s IPL Section, they continue to advance the practice of intellectual property law in the United States, work to fashion better informed legislative policy, and educate their colleagues on cutting edge issues. We congratulate them on their continued dedication and success in this regard.”
The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With nearly 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
Assisting clients for over 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 and administrative agencies, as well as trademark and copyright related services.