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


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

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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.

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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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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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.

Jianping (James)  Wu

Jianping (James) Wu

Senior Technical Advisor ∙ US Office
T: (703) 412-6382
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Jianping (James) Wu is a Senior Technical Advisor in the firm’s Electrical Patent Prosecution Practice Group providing advice and counsel to the firm’s members and clients in the areas of patent prosecution, patent litigation, patent enforcement and cross-licensing. Mr. Wu prepares and prosecutes patent applications with high technical complexity in various fields of art, including 4G/5G mobile communication standards, video coding standards (HEVC/VVC), analog/digital integrated circuits, automotive technologies, computer networks, medical devices, and semiconductor devices, etc.

Mr. Wu has thirteen years of work experience in the Chinese telecommunications and Internet industry. Working in the areas of network design, product development and operation management, he has developed expertise in PSTN networks and signaling systems, operation support systems, access networks, mobile communication networks and technologies, broadband access networks, domain name systems and many other communications technologies.


  • University of Toronto (M.Eng.)
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (B.Eng.)
    • Microelectronics


  • Chinese

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)