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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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Get to know our History

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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Global Reach

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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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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.

JPO Updates: US-JP Collaborative Search Pilot Program Can Simplify Your Prosecution Process!

  • December 15, 2022
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US-JP Collaborative Search Pilot Program (herein “US-JP CSP”) is a joint program between the USPTO and the JPO in which the examiners of both Offices examine the patent applications to share search results along with their opinions and provide the initial examination results from both Offices early to the applicants during the same time period.[1]

The benefits of using US-JP CSP includes (1) improving predictability of the information on the timing of examination and acquisition of patent rights for applicants, (2) improving possibility to receive the same examination results from both Offices which would decrease the burden for applicants to respond to office actions issued from both Offices, and (3) reducing the burden for applicants to submit Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) to the USPTO for the documents presented by JPO examiners in the initial examination results.[2]

On November 8, 2022, the two Offices agreed to implement a single petition form in order to simplify the prosecution process for the US-JP CSP. With the implementation of the single petition form, an applicant can participate in the US-JP CSP by sending a petition to only one office.[3]

The US-JP CSP was scheduled to commence its third phase of the two-year pilot program by October 31, 2022.  However, the two Offices agreed to extend the third phase of the two-year pilot program for another two years, continuing until October 31, 2024.[4]

Regarding the requirements to be eligible for the US-JP CSP, please see here for the details.


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