Looking back over twenty years of service

Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC, and its predecessor firms, has been serving clients now for over twenty-two years.  This got me thinking of some of the firm’s milestones over the years.  Here are some of the high points:

  • 1993. Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC’s predecessor firm is founded in New York
  • 1994. Carl Oppedahl joins the faculty of Cardozo Law School as an adjunct professor
  • 1997. The firm moves to the mountains of Colorado
  • 1998. Carl Oppedahl joins the faculty of University of Denver Law School as an adjunct professor
  • 1999. The firm launches its first “listserv”, an email discussion group for users of USPTO’s patent e-filing system
  • 2000. The firm releases the free-of-charge Feathers software for monitoring the status of pending US trademark applications
  • 2006. The firm is the first to file a PCT application electronically at the USPTO using USPTO’s then-new system for electronic filing of PCT applications
  • 2007. The firm files its 200th PCT application on behalf of a client
  • 2008. The firm launches its eighth listserv, this listserv dedicated to the Madrid Protocol
  • 2009. Carl Oppedahl hosts his first “webinar”, an online continuing legal education program for patent practitioners
  • 2010. The firm makes its 100th appearance on behalf of a client before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • 2011. The firm obtains its 500th trademark registration for a client
  • 2011. Carl Oppedahl is elected to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • 2012. The firm launches its tenth listserv, this listserv dedicated to protection of industrial designs and the Hague Agreement
  • 2012. The firm obtains its 100th US design patent for a client
  • 2013. The firm is the first anywhere in the world to file a PCT application using WIPO’s then-new ePCT system
  • 2013. Carl Oppedahl delivers the first of many private continuing legal education training programs to in-house patent departments of large corporations
  • 2014. The firm obtains its 500th US utility patent for a client
  • 2014. Carl Oppedahl is named a Fellow of the American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • 2014. Carl Oppedahl launches the Ant-Like Persistence blog
  • 2015. The firm gets its 200th patent application onto the Patent Prosecution Highway

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