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
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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.

Japanese Patent Office Legislative Affairs Director and Colleagues Visit Oblon Spivak

  • July 10, 2012
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Associated People

On July 10, 2012 our Firm was honored by the visit of a delegation from the Japan Patent Office. The delegation included Masato Yamada (Director of Legislative Affairs), Takao Seino, Tatsuya Suto, and Masashi Nemoto.

The main purpose of the visit was to consult with members of our Firm’s Industrial Designs practice group on design patent protection for graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and computer-generated icons in the United States. We provided the JPO delegation with an overview of U.S. design patent law, focusing on obtaining and enforcing design patents related to GUIs and computer-generated icons. Following the presentation, there was an in-depth discussion on many issues facing the JPO in developing new policies in Japan for design patent protection for GUIs and computer-generated icons.

From left to right: Mr. Tatsuya Suto, Mr. Andrew Ollis, Mr. Takao Seino, Mr. Marc Robinson (former senior associate), Mr. Masato Yamada, Mr. Colin Harris, Mr. Stephen Kunin (former Partner), Mr. Edward Tracy (former senior associate), and Mr. Masashi Nemoto.