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


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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.

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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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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.

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Representative Matters

U.S. District Court Litigation

  • Biomune v. ClearH2O (D. Me 2018-present) (gel spray method for poultry hatchlings)
  • Buyer's Direct v. JY Designs and Creations (C.D. Cal. 2018-19) (lead counsel - fuzzy slippers)
  • Coding Tech. v. Philip Morris (S.D.N.Y.) (2017-2018) (QR code scanning)
  • Highpoint Design v. Buyer’s Direct (S.D.N.Y.) (2013-2015) (lead counsel – fuzzy slippers)
  • Whetstone Electronics v. Ricoh (E.D. Tex.) (2011-2012) (multi-function printers)
  • Whetstone Electronics v. Mimaki (E.D. Tex.) (2008-2011) (wide format printers)
  • Viasys v. Versamed (D. Del.) (2006-2008) (CPAP ventilation systems)
  • Optrex America v. Honeywell (D. Del.) (2004-2008) (liquid crystal display backlights)
  • National Products, Inc. v. Gamber Johnson (W.D. Wash.) (2004-2006) (mounting devices)
  • Policappelli v. Heineken (C.D. Cal.) (2003–2005) (shaped beverage cans)
  • AFG and Asahi Glass v. Cardinal IG (E.D. Tenn.) (1996-2005) (low emissivity coated glass)
  • Asahi Glass and Corning Asahi Video v. Techneglas (W.D.N.Y) (2002-2003) (glass panels for cathode ray tubes)
  • Loral v. Toshiba (E.D.N.Y.) (2001)(charge-coupled devices)
  • Moore USA v. Standard Register (W.D.N.Y.) (1998-2001) (business mailer forms and adhesive)
  • Sigma Tau v. Lonza (D.D.C.) (1997-2000) (nutritional supplements)
  • Tegal v. Tokyo-Electron (E.D. Va.) (1999) (plasma etching machines)


U.S. Patent Office

  • Aisin Seiki v. Intellectual Ventures II - IPR2017-01537 (2018) (motor with encapsulated stator)
  • Hawkes v. Hawkes – interference lead counsel (2016-2017) (automated medication dispensing systems)
  • Owner initiated reexamination (slipper design patent) (2014)
  • Third party reexamination (powerline sensing devices) (2013)
  • Third party reexaminations (LEDs) (2012-2015)
  • Deaton v. O’Brien – interferences (1997-1998) (point-of-sale electronic coupons)



  • Licensing/enforcement of slipper design patent and related trade dress (2013 to present)
  • Licensing/enforcement of wooden candle wicks and candles design and utility patents (2016-2017)
  • Licensing negotiations regarding LED and LED packaging patents (2013-2017)
  • Licensing negotiations regarding stranded cable patents (2016-2017)
  • Licensing negotiations regarding powerline sensor system patent (2015-2016)
  • Licensing negotiations regarding photoresist composition patents (2003-2005)
  • Licensing negotiations with Lemelson re bar code scanning patents (2000-2002)