the firm's post-grant practitioners are some of the most experienced in the country.

Grace E. Kim
Carl E. Schlier
Nanlin  Wang, Ph.D.
Craig R. Feinberg
Erik M. Stang, Ph.D.
Tia D. Fenton
Dale M. Shaw
Diane  Jones
Eric W. Schweibenz
Norman F. Oblon
Alec M. Royka
Colin B. Harris
Kevin Ross  Davis
Anna Z. Lloyd
Kevin M. McKinley
Charles L. Gholz
Jianping (James)  Wu
David M. Longo, Ph.D.
John S. Kern
Jeffrey B. McIntyre
Frank J. West
Brian B. Darville
Yuanyi (Alex) Zhang
Maki  Saitoh
Surinder  Sachar
Aristotelis M. Psitos
Stefan Uwe  Koschmieder, Ph.D.
Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.
Ryan W. Smith
Edwin D. Garlepp
Yuki  Onoe
Steven B. Chang
Akihiro  Yamazaki
J. Derek  Mason, Ph.D., CLP
Elissa L. Sanford
Christopher I. Donahue
Sameer  Gokhale
Long  Phan, Ph.D.
Teddy S. Gron
Chika (Teranishi) Iitoyo
Richard D. Kelly
James R. Love
Ching-Cheng (Tony)  Chang
Thomas M. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Nicholas  Rosa, Ph.D.
Arthur I. Neustadt
Kasumi  Kanetaka
Johnny  Ma
Peifang  Tian, Ph.D.
Eckhard H. Kuesters
Matthew H. Everhart, Ph.D.
Tao  Feng, Ph.D.
Robert T. Pous
Christopher  Ricciuti
Alexander B. Englehart
Derek  Lightner, Ph.D.
John  Sipos
Yin Y. Nelson, Ph.D.
Jay E. Rowe, Jr., Ph.D.
Soumya  Panda
John F. Presper
Jenchieh (Joseph) Yuan
Kurt M. Berger, Ph.D.
Aldo  Martinez
Daniel J. Pereira, Ph.D.
Stephen G. Baxter, Ph.D.
Marina I. Miller, Ph.D.
Robert W. Downs
Andrew M. Ollis
Vincent K. Shier, Ph.D.
Bogdan A. Zinchenko
Kevin L. Hartman, Ph.D.
Yanwen  Fei
Yorikatsu  Hohokabe, Ph.D.
Michael R. Casey, Ph.D.
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Headquartered within steps of the USPTO with an affiliate office in Tokyo, Oblon is one of the largest law firms in the United States focused exclusively on intellectual property law.

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Norman Oblon with Stanley Fisher and Marvin Spivak launched what was to become Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP, one of the nation's leading full-service intellectual property law firms.

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Outside the US, we service companies based in Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, and farther corners of the world. Our culturally aware attorneys speak many languages, including Japanese, French, German, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Farsi, Chinese.

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Oblon's professionals provide industry-leading IP legal services to many of the world's most admired innovators and brands.




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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued final rules implementing the inventor's oath or declaration provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) on August 14, 2012.

B&B Hardware Revisited: Issue Preclusion and Claim Preclusion Based on TTAB Judgments

  • August 6, 2021
  • Article
  • LES Japan News (June Edition)

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Brian Darville and Yuki Onoe co-authored the article "B&B Hardware Revisited: Issue Preclusion and Claim Preclusion Based on TTAB Judgments," featured in the LES Japan News June 2021 edition. A Japanese version: "B&B Hardware 最高裁判決: TTAB 判決に基づく争点遮断効 (issue preclusion) および請求遮断効 (claim preclusion)" was also featured in the June edition of LES Japan News. Both versions are in the PDF below.