SOURCE: Dunlap Codding

December 17, 2008 10:26 ET

Dunlap Codding Names Managing Director

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - Nicholas D. Rouse, 44, has been named managing director of Dunlap Codding. The firm has also changed its name to Dunlap Codding, P.C. in honor of the founding members of the firm. Dunlap Codding's intellectual property law practice has been in continuous existence in Oklahoma City since 1957 with an expansion to Washington, D.C. in 2004 and an Austin, Texas expansion planned for 2009.

"Nick is the perfect person to lead the firm as we expand," said fellow shareholder Douglas J. Sorocco. "Not only does he have the respect of all our lawyers and staff for his keen and precise legal mind, but he is held in high esteem for his steady and consistent demeanor. Nick's dedication to excellence in client service makes him an excellent ombudsman on behalf of our firm."

Rouse graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1987 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma in 1990. He is a member and immediate past president of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Mr. Rouse was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1990 and became registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 1992.

Founded in 1957, Dunlap Codding is Oklahoma's largest, oldest and most versatile intellectual property law firm. With offices in Oklahoma City and Washington, D.C., Dunlap Codding serves national and international clients, providing depth, breadth and acumen in all scientific and technology fields. The firm is dedicated to offering clients personalized, pragmatic and responsive legal representation.

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