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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.

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Get to know our History

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.

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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.




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.

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A few ways to GET In Touch
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Telephone: 703-413-3000
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Tokyo Office

Telephone: +81-3-6212-0550
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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.

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Director Review Under USPTO Director Vidal: A Look Back At The Director's First 9 Months And Predictions For The Future

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Sponsor : Oblon IAM Lexology Webinar

This webinar will look back at Director Vidal’s active first 9 months as head of the USPTO. More specifically, we will look at how Director Vidal has used the Director’s newest authority, the Director Review process, to shape practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the impact these rulings have on both parties and practitioners. We will also look at what Director Vidal has said publicly through guidance memorandums and blog posts on the most pressing issues before the USPTO. This webinar will include a discussion of a number of recent developments, including:

  • PTAB oversight through sua sponte Director Review decisions
  • Director Vidal’s guidance on the PTAB’s use of its discretionary denial authority for IPRs and PGRs
  • Recent USPTO guidance announcements on issues such as subject matter eligibility (§ 101), Applicant Admitted Prior Art (AAPA), and artificial intelligence (AI); and
  • Predictions for the future.