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


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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.

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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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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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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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Joint Symposium on US and European Patent Practice - Important Aspects for Practitioners

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Please join us to learn about recent developments and current aspects of IP practice in the US and Europe. As you are aware, both US and European patent systems have their pros and cons, which do not always neatly align. US and European applicants alike need to be aware of the differences and peculiarities between the US and European patent systems in order to achieve the best results from both.

At this joint symposium, we will together examine selected current aspects of IP practice related to prosecuting applications and enforcing patents in the US and in Europe. While similarities exist, applicants for US and European patents need to be aware of the peculiarities and most recent developments in each system in order to achieve the best results. In particular, the symposium will address the following important topics for today’s practitioners:

  1.   Ex parte appeals before the US Patent and Trademark Office
  2.   First 160 days of the Unitary Patent System, a new era in Europe
  3.   Evolving enablement standards in the US
  4.   Updates on extrinsic evidence and plausibility after G 2/21, and priority after G 1/22 in Europe
  5.   Catching the innovation - challenges of patenting AI in life science
  6.   Patenting AI in the US - challenges and opportunities
  7.   Updates on US obviousness issues in view of the 2023 Federal Circuit decisions in Netflix v. DivX (nonanalogous art) and Axonics v. Medtronic (motivation to combine)
  8.   Practical guide for computer-implemented inventions at the EPO

Presenters will include: David Longo (Oblon), Tobias Philipp (Maiwald), Andrew Ollis (Oblon), Derk Vos (Maiwald), Annelie Wünsche (Maiwald), James Love (Oblon) and Martina Boidol (Maiwald).

Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided at a casual reception following the symposium.

A link to register can be found HERE.

Alternatively, you may register by e-mail to or If registering by email, please include the attendee's name(s), company, and contact information. The final registration deadline is November 9, 2023. Attendance is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions, please email