Dunlap Codding is pleased to be ranked in Band 1 (the top band) for intellectual property by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The publication is widely regarded as the most reliable and intensively researched of all lawyer rating directories. Chambers USA began ranking Oklahoma Intellectual Property firms in 2010. Dunlap Codding has been a top-ranked firm since the inaugural coverage of the state’s intellectual property practitioners, and is again ranked in Band 1 for 2013. Additionally, each of the firm’s shareholders is listed in the top band. The firm is the only firm in the United States ranked in band 1 with each of its shareholders or partners also ranked in the top-most band for intellectual property.
Chambers quotes a source as saying, “They were outstanding—they contributed to improving the patent and never dropped the ball.” Sources quoted in the publication in 2012 said, “The attorneys at Dunlap Codding really try to understand the objectives and the needs of our company and use them to form their advice.” Chambers describes the firm as “[receiving] high praise from clients spanning a number of industries, including mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering, oil and gas, and healthcare. The group comes highly recommended for its patent prosecution work, and has a growing soft IP practice, particularly involving the music and film sectors. The firm also boasts a convincing litigation bench. Key clients include the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Florida and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.” Dunlap Codding’s clients also include Access Midstream Partners, Ashland, Inc., DePuy Synthes, Pictometry International Corp., and Schlumberger.