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


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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.

Get to know our


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.

A few of our


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
US Office

Telephone: 703-413-3000
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Tokyo Office

Telephone: +81-3-6212-0550
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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.

James R. Love

James R. Love

Partner ∙ US Office
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James R. Love is a partner and Co-Head of the firm's Electrical/Mechanical Patent Prosecution practice group and is a member of the Management Committee. He manages and prosecutes patent applications for dozens of clients in many fields including computer software, medical devices and processes, artificial intelligence, and computer hardware.

Mr. Love also is experienced preparing patentability and infringement opinions. With degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics, Mr. Love has the technical knowledge to understand the complex issues his clients encounter within their industries.

Mr. Love has handled a wide variety of cases for his clients, including obtaining patents for leading electrical and mechanical companies to protect core technologies for information and communications systems, as well as medical devices and processes. He also works with clients to manage their patent portfolios, which include applications involving such issues as Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), encryption, software interfaces, and medical technologies.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Love gained practical, hands-on industry experience through positions in the computer and technology fields. In addition, he worked in the office of the U.S. Attorney General of the District of Columbia. He also teaches patent law at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason.

His medical technology experience includes pediatric and adult medical devices; endoscopic surgery image processing devices; multimodal imaging therapy; anastomosis devices; devices for medical visualization; image based wound estimation; surgical robots; surgical tools; dissolvable medical implants; PET imaging; ultrasound imaging; CT imaging; medical software; software as a medical device (SaMD); device software functions, including mobile medical applications; medical device data systems; medical device interoperability; telemedicine; wireless medical devices; and medical monitoring.


  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary (J.D.)
  • Cedarville University (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering, minor in Mathematics


  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Vice-Chair, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Committee on Economics in the Profession (2009-2010)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)