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


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Artificial Intelligence (AI)
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Digital Health
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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.

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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 Names Two Partners to Lead the Electrical/Mechanical Practice Group

  • January 21, 2022
  • Firm News

Associated People

Associated Technologies

Partner John S. Kern has been named Practice Head of the Electrical/Mechanical Practice Group, with James R. Love being named as Co-Head.

Kern is a patent attorney in Oblon's Electrical practice group, focusing his practice in all aspects of patent law including patent prosecution, litigation and post-grand review proceedings.  Kern is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Love is a partner in the firm's Electrical practice group, focusing his practice in many fields including computer software, medical devices and processes, artificial intelligence and computer hardware.

“We are excited about the collective experience that John and James bring to the position.  They each have an outstanding track-record of representing our clients, as well as extensive familiarity with our attorneys, staff and internal practices,” said Managing Partner, Philippe Signore.  

Congratulations to John and James on this well-deserved promotion.