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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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 Year Greetings from the JPO Commissioner Koichi HAMANO

  • February 15, 2023
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On January 4, 2023, Koichi Hamano, the JPO Commissioner, issued New Year Greetings. The full message may be found here.

In the message, Mr. Hamano summarizes that from January through September 2022, the number of applications for patents and trademarks declined by 0.3% and 6.3% respectively, while the number of applications for designs increased by 0.4% compared to the same period in 2021. 

Additionally, the JPO has implemented the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) with the largest number of IP offices in the world (44 as of November 2022).  Mr. Hamano thinks that the use of PPH will support the international application strategies of JPO users through examination results.

Further, the JPO considers that it is necessary to review the IP system in light of the development of new businesses which utilize intellectual property on the part of small and medium-sized enterprises, startups, etc., as well as large enterprises.  As outreach, the JPO has resumed organizing local seminars and providing face-to-face trainings in and out of Japan for IP Offices in emerging and developing countries.  For a working environment, the JPO has staff working in four different locations currently but plans to enable all staff to work in one main office building following refurbishment.

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