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

Frank J. West
Colin B. Harris
Tao  Feng, Ph.D.
Richard D. Kelly
Jeffrey B. McIntyre
Jay E. Rowe, Jr., Ph.D.
J. Derek  Mason, Ph.D., CLP
Craig R. Feinberg
Teddy S. Gron
Yorikatsu  Hohokabe, Ph.D.
Kevin M. McKinley
Andrew M. Ollis
Christopher I. Donahue
Edwin D. Garlepp
Long  Phan, Ph.D.
Robert W. Downs
John S. Kern
Steven B. Chang
Chika (Teranishi) Iitoyo
Yuki  Onoe
Stefan Uwe  Koschmieder, Ph.D.
Sameer  Gokhale
Diane  Jones
Robert  Tarcu
Alexander B. Englehart
Tia D. Fenton
John  Sipos
Stephen G. Baxter, Ph.D.
Thomas M. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Grace E. Kim
Eckhard H. Kuesters
Alec M. Royka
Christopher  Ricciuti
Kevin L. Hartman, Ph.D.
Marina I. Miller, Ph.D.
Bogdan A. Zinchenko
Yuanyi (Alex) Zhang, Ph.D.
Eric W. Schweibenz
David M. Longo, Ph.D.
Akihiro  Yamazaki
Robert T. Pous
Norman F. Oblon
Kevin Ross  Davis
Aldo  Martinez
Elissa L. Sanford
Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.
Jianping (James)  Wu
Jenchieh (Joseph) Yuan
Arthur I. Neustadt
Nicholas  Rosa, Ph.D.
Carl E. Schlier
Daniel J. Pereira, Ph.D.
Dale M. Shaw
Ryan W. Smith
Charles L. Gholz
Kurt M. Berger, Ph.D.
James R. Love
Brian B. Darville
Kasumi  Kanetaka
Derek  Lightner, Ph.D.

Technologies

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Digital Health
Digital Health
Energy & Renewables
Energy & Renewables

Fast Facts

About Our

Law Firm

About Our Law Firm

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.

Get to know our

History

Get to know our History

1968
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.

Our Local and

Global Reach

Our Local and Global Reach

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.

A few of our

ACCOLADES

A few of our ACCOLADES

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

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR

Career

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR Career

From the minute you walk through our doors, you'll become a valuable part of a team that fosters a culture of innovation, client service and collegiality.

A few ways to

GET In Touch

A few ways to GET In Touch
US Office

Telephone: 703-413-3000
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Tokyo Office

Telephone: +81-3-6212-0550
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Downloadable

Patent Forms

Downloadable Patent Forms

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.

Brian B. Darville

Brian B. Darville

Senior Counsel ∙ US Office
E: bdarville@oblon.com
T: (703) 413-3000
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Representative Matters

  • exocad GmbH v. Protech Dental Studio, Inc., Case No. 1:17-cv-00920-LMB-JFA (E.D. VA) – Obtained stipulated final judgment and permanent injunction for Plaintiff in software copyright infringement lawsuit.
  • Lumber Liquidators, Inc. v. JBW Wood Floors for Less LLC, Case No. 3:13-cv-00482-REP (E.D. VA) – Obtained no liability dismissal with prejudice for defendants in trademark infringement and unfair competition suit.
  • AdJuggler, Inc. v. ADJOG.COM, Case No. 08-5627 RJB (W.D. Wash.) –Obtained judgment ordering transfer of domain name and awarding client its attorney’s fees and costs of suit.
  • Edible Communities, Inc. v. Harris et al., Case No. 3:08cv0024 (W.D. Va.) – Obtained stipulated permanent injunction and final consent judgment in favor of the plaintiff in trademark and copyright action.
  • FastServers, Inc. v. EFASTSERVERS.COM, Case No. C07-1117JLR (W. D. Wash.) – Obtained judgment ordering transfer of domain name and imposing costs on defendant.
  • Acoustics First Corporation v. Field, Lake & Sky, LLC et al., Civil Action No. 07-CV-1414-JLK (D. Colo.) – Obtained transfer of disputed domain name to plaintiff.
  • Sugartown Worldwide, Inc. d/b/a Lilly Pulitzer v. Cathy Daniels, Ltd. et al., Case No. 03-80102- MIDDLEBROOKS (S.D. Fla. – West Palm Beach Div.) – Obtained final consent judgment, damages and permanent injunctive relief for copyright infringement of apparel fabric designs.
  • Sugartown Worldwide, Inc. d/b/a Lilly Pulitzer v. Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation, Civil Action No. 03-1700 (E.D. Pa.) – Obtained permanent injunction and consent judgment for copyright infringement of apparel fabric design coupled with destruction of infringing apparel.
  • Car-Freshner Corporation et al. v. In-Mar Trading, Inc. et al., Case No. 2002-2660-CCC (D.P.R.) – Obtained TRO, seizure, preliminary injunction and final consent judgment in trademark counterfeiting action involving product configuration trademarks.
  • Sugartown Worldwide, Inc. d/b/a Lilly Pulitzer v. Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. et al., Case No. 01-8258-CIV HURLEY (S.D. Fla. – West Palm Beach Div.) –Obtained final consent judgment of copyright infringement of apparel fabric designs.
  • Sugartown Worldwide, Inc. d/b/a Lilly Pulitzer v. David Textiles, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 01-2171 (E.D. Pa. – Philadelphia Div.) – Obtained final consent judgment of copyright infringement of apparel fabric designs.
  • MCI Communications Corp. v. Technology Advancement Group, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 02-182-A (E.D. Va. 2002) – Obtained permanent injunction and final consent order, in trademark infringement and ACPA action, requiring transfer of 229 domain names, assignment of infringing service mark application, and enjoining future use of any confusingly similar domain name or mark.
  • Car-Freshner Corporation et al. v. Rite Way Wholesale & Distributor, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. CV-02-5074 (FB) (E.D.N.Y. 2002) – Obtained consent judgment and permanent injunction enjoining importation and distribution of counterfeit air fresheners and ordering destruction of infringing merchandise.
  • Levitt Homes, Inc. v. Life Investment Family Estate Ltd., Civil Action No. 9:2002 CV 80251 (S.D.Fla. 2002) – Obtained permanent injunction and final consent judgment in trademark infringement and unfair competition action ordering defendants to change name of residential housing development.
  • Overnite Transportation Company v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Civil Action No. 00-120-A (E.D.VA – Alexandria Div.) –Obtained transfer of disputed domain name in ACPA action.
  • Sugartown Worldwide, Inc. v. David Textiles, Inc. et al, Civil Action No. 01-CV-2171 U.S.D.Ct. (E.D.Pa.) – Obtained stipulated permanent injunction and final consent judgment in copyright infringement action involving apparel designs.
  • Sugartown Worldwide, Inc. v. Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. et al, Civil Action No. 01-8258-CIV. HURLEY (S.D. Fla.) – Obtained permanent injunction and final consent judgment in copyright infringement action involving multiple apparel designs.
  • Otomix v. Century Martial Arts, Civil Action No. 5:1997cv01515 (W.D.Ok. 1999) – Prepared trade dress infringement action for trial, resulting in favorable settlement.
  • Gerig v. Krause Publications, Inc., Civil Action No. 98-1043 JTM (D. Kansas) – Defended copyright infringement action in which court struck plaintiff’s claim for statutory damages and attorney’s fees.
  • Krause Publications, Inc. v. Harry Rinker et al., Civil Action No. 98-C-1100 (E.D.Wisc.) – In copyright infringement action, established personal jurisdiction over out-of-state defendant based on Internet contacts.
  • Stavo Industries, Inc. v. Gusmer Enterprises, Inc., Civil Action No. 99-CV-0573 (E.D.N.Y.) – Obtained favorable settlement in trademark infringement action.
  • Big O Tires, Inc. v. Galaxy Tire & Wheel, Inc., Civil Action No. 98-WM-2340 (D. Colo.) – Obtained settlement in trademark infringement/cancellation action requiring defendant to cease all use of the mark and to surrender registration for cancellation.
  • Eden Hadden & Co. v. Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., 16 USPQ2d 1187 (4th Cir. 1990) – Assisted in obtaining reversal of district court’s denial of equitable remedy of disgorgement for breach of non-circumvention agreement.