A Full Service Intellectual Property Firm
Safeguarding innovation demands proactive IP counsel known for thought leadership and creative legal strategies. Safeguarding innovation demands Oblon.
Oblon Selected as Leading IP Firm in the US and Virginia by IP Law Experts
Oblon has been named the 2018 IP Law Expert of the year for the State of Virginia by IP Law Experts.
Marina Miller Selected as One of the Top Attorneys of North America for 2018
Marina Miller is selected as one of the Top Attorneys of North America 2018-2019 edition of The Who’s Who Directories.
Derek Mason Named as One of “The World’s Leading IP Strategists” by IAM Strategy 300
Oblon is proud to announce that partner J. Derek Mason, Ph.D., CLP has been selected by Intellectual Asset Management for its annual Strategy 300 guide of “The World’s Leading IP Strategists.”
Experimental Use: Inspect your Invention, Strike it With Your Cane, and Examine its Condition
On July 13, 2018, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Polara Engineering v. Campbell Company, which has been noticed for its discussion of enhanced damages.
What Part of “And” Don’t You Understand?
The USPTO recently identified several decisions as informative. While not binding, an informative decision provides guidance for patent applicants, examiners and the PTAB.
Flashback: Domestic Infringement can be Compensated Based on Lost Foreign Profits
Fourteen years ago, while discussing 35 USC 271(f) and related court precedents, I wrote that “a patentee can rely on its U.S. patent to seek damages for sales outside the U.S.” See The Impact of U.S. Patents on International Business (Managing intellectual Property, Issue 144, Nov. 2004).
41th LES Japan Annual Meeting 2018 in Sapporo, Japan
Philippe Signore, Yuki Onoe, and Yorikatsu Hohokabe will be representing Oblon at the 41th LES Japan Annual Meeting 2018 in SAPPORO, Japan on July 6-7,2018.
Infopat in Tokyo, Japan 2018
Philippe Signore has been invited to speak at Infopat in Tokyo, Japan on July 13, 2018. His presentation will focus on updates on recent US Patent Practice.
Joint International Symposium on U.S. and European Patent Practice
The Oblon and Maiwald firms are pleased to invite you to a complimentary: Joint International Symposium on U.S. and European Patent Practice to be presented in two convenient locations / dates:
- Tokyo: Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Fukuracia Marunouchi Oazo
- Osaka: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Osaka Science & Technology Center
Chambers & Partners USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
Oblon is honored to receive a prestigious Band 1 ranking from Chambers & Partners USA. The publication identified the firm as one of Northern Virginia’s leading firms in the area of intellectual property law.
Oblon Named a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and World Report
Oblon was named one of the “Best Law Firms” in the United States in 2018 by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers.
Oblon Honored in The Legal 500 United States 2018
Oblon has been honored by The Legal 500 as one of America's leading firms in the area of patent: Prosecution (including reexamination and Post-Grant Proceedings).