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

Fast Facts

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.

A few ways to

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.

New Patent Public Search Tool

  • September 20, 2022
  • Firm News

Update by: Jenna Logsdon, Ph.D. & Grace Kim

The USPTO issued a release stating:

Beginning September 30, the USPTO new Patent Public Search tool (PPUBS) will replace four legacy tools—Public-Examiner’s Automated Search Tool (PubEAST), Public-Web-based Examiner’s Search Tool (PubWEST), Patent Full-Text and Image Database (PatFT), and Patent Application Full-Text and Image Database (AppFT).

Existing links to U.S. patents and U.S. pre-grant publications in PatFT and AppFT will be terminated following the retirement of these services. U.S. patents and U.S. pre-grant publications can be accessed via Patent Public Search and links for direct document access to U.S. patents and U.S. pre-grant publications can be set up on a webpage or document. A step-by-step guide to performing these functions is provided here Patent Public Search-Setting up external searches PDF

Information about the benefits of Patent Public Search is detailed in the Director’s blog. There is also the Patent Public Search webpage, which includes FAQs, training resources, and other information to assist in transitioning to the new tool.

Inquiries concerning Patent Public Search may be directed to the Public Search Facility at?, or you may visit the?Public Search Facility and the Patent and Trademark Resource Centers?webpages on the USPTO website.

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