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


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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.

Oblon Receives Prestigious Band I ranking from Chambers & Partners USA

  • June 12, 2017
  • Firm News
  • Chambers & Partners USA

Oblon’s Intellectual Property practice has received a prestigious Band 1 ranking from Chambers & Partners USA. The publication identified the firm as one of Northern Virginia’s leading firms in the area of intellectual property law, while also ranking four Oblon partners whose specialties range from full IP litigation to prosecution and handling proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Chambers highlights Oblon as a "Superb IP boutique with significant expertise in patent prosecution matters for a variety of top-tier technology clients. Also adept at advising on patent litigation, IP transactions and post-grant proceedings. Offers an expanding international footprint, with notable strength in the Japanese market through its affiliate office in Tokyo."

In addition to the firm’s ranking, Charles Gholz is recognized for their significant accomplishments in the intellectual property field. Firm clients recognized Oblon attorneys as "I am extremely impressed with Oblon's IP services. They have been very helpful and professional in meeting all our requirements." and Their general strengths lie in their intimate knowledge of the USPTO and their excellent patent examiner." interview skills."