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

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

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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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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.

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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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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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Telephone: 703-413-3000
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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.

Federal Circuit Extends Arthrex to Ex Parte PTAB Appeals

  • July 20, 2020
  • Firm News

On behalf of their client, Boloro Global Limited (Boloro), Oblon attorneys earlier this month secured a remand to the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for all three of Boloro’s appealed patent applications by successfully arguing the unconstitutionality of the PTAB panel appointed to hear Boloro’s appeals. In a precedential opinion, a three-judge panel of the Federal Circuit for the first time extended the reasoning of Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew to ex parte appeals for patent applications such as Boloro’s.  The decision culminates more than six months of arguments at the Federal Circuit including two sua sponte requests for additional briefing after Boloro’s Motion to Vacate and Remand was filed in January, 2020. 
 
Oblon attorneys, Michael R. Casey, Ph.D. and James Love, represented Boloro at the Federal Circuit.  Dr. Casey, who was lead counsel on the Federal Circuit appeal, attributed the success to Oblon’s use of interdisciplinary talents from both its litigation and prosecution groups.  As part of District Court and post-grant appeals, Dr. Casey also has represented a number of other clients at the Federal Circuit including Ramtron, Net2Phone, and General Electric.