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Oblon is one of the largest law firms in the United States focused exclusively on intellectual property law. The Firm has obtained more U.S. utility patents than any other firm in the world for over 27 consecutive years. Oblon's attorneys and professionals collectively offer decades of USPTO insight and expertise.
Jo Dale Carothers is a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property group. She is an intellectual property litigator and registered patent attorney. Jo Dale advises clients on a wide range of intellectual property issues, including litigation, prosecution, licensing, contract disputes, and issues related to proceedings before the USPTO. Jo Dale has represented companies in litigation in numerous federal district courts and state courts across the country, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and in Section 337 investigations in the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).
Sameer Gokhale is a partner in the Oblon firm's Electrical Patent Prosecution group. He prosecutes patents for a diverse clientele in the electrical and mechanical fields, including printing and copying technology, semiconductors and semiconductor manufacturing, display systems, digital rights management, personal electronic devices, and biomedical devices. Additionally, as a wireless industry patent attorney, he has prosecuted patents for wireless communications technologies. Mr. Gokhale is a knowledge leader at Oblon in the topics of functional claiming and statutory subject matter. Mr. Gokhale has given several presentations on how recent changes in U.S. patent law impact patent prosecution and patent enforceability related to computer-based technologies, with an emphasis on emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Big Data, Blockchain, and all aspects of Industry 4.0.