We recognize that intellectual property disputes pose large risks as well as great opportunities for our clients. Accordingly, we strive to be as innovative and cutting edge in our representation as our clients are in their respective industries.

We are a group of proven, dedicated trial attorneys who have successfully handled high-stakes intellectual property disputes for nearly 40 years. We have been the source of groundbreaking decisions such as the Supreme Court case of Festo Corp. v Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Company, which changed the landscape of patent law. As a result of our innovative yet practical approach to litigation, we have been entrusted with many high-profile litigation matters. Our clients range from small startup companies to large multinational corporations and have included many well-known household names, e.g., Toyota, L’Oréal, Subaru, and Allergan.

Whereas many law firms today emphasize the increasingly global nature of intellectual property disputes, our practice has always been global. Oblon has an extensive client base with a global presence. We have represented foreign and domestic clients, large and small, in U.S. courts and administrative agencies for decades and cooperated with counsel in other countries to provide a coordinated approach to litigation worldwide.

We are proud to be a diverse group of women and men with both technical and non-technical educational backgrounds and varied industry, military, or academic experience. Our academic degrees range from biotechnology to computer science; engineering to chemistry; the electrical and mechanical arts, to business. The diverse perspectives within our department and our firm contribute to more thoughtful, better rounded advice that meets not only the strategic litigation needs of our clients, but their business objectives.

Our diversity permits us to also counsel clients with respect to a wide variety of potential strategies to resolve intellectual property disputes. Although litigation may be the optimal strategy for some clients, it is not for every client. Our goal is to provide innovative representation that takes into account the specific facts and circumstances of each project and leads to the most optimal and efficient result for each client.

Our litigators work on intellectual property disputes in all industries and all forums. Our litigation expertise extends to all forms of intellectual property disputes, including

  • Utility and Design Patent Litigation
  • Hatch-Waxman (ANDA) Litigation
  • Defending Litigation Brought by Non-Practicing Entities 
  • Standards Patent Litigation
  • International Trade Commission (ITC) Cases
  • Unfair Competition Litigation
  • Trademark, Trade Dress, and Service Mark and Dilution Litigation
  • Counterfeiting Cases
  • Cybersquatting Cases / Internet Domain Name Disputes
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Patent and Trademark Office Trials
  • Intellectual Property Arbitration

Dedicated to Meeting Your Business Goals

We recognize that the best way of serving our clients is to understand their business objectives. We also recognize that these business objectives should play an important role in determining what unique strategies should be employed in each and every matter.

Our attorneys are enthusiastic about our clients’ businesses and seek to be an instrumental part of developing and expanding them. Accordingly, our ultimate objective is to provide efficient, effective, and exceptional advice that will best address our clients’ short-term and long-term needs in order to build the mutual trust required to establish a longstanding relationship and a deep understanding of client business objectives.