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.

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.

Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.

Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.

Managing Partner ∙ US Office
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Beyond the Office

Some exciting and inspiring facts about Philippe.

  • When Philippe is not practicing law, he is most likely training for a marathon or triathlon.
  • Philippe is Native French from outside Paris.
  • His first sport was soccer, but competitive tennis brought him to the US as a teenager.
  • A tennis scholarship paid for his university studies.
  • Philippe then became an endurance sports enthusiast, enjoying the personal challenges as well as the planning and long term commitment in preparing for an event.
  • As a passionate competitor, he is hoping that his young children will follow in his footsteps.
  • Most recent races:
    • 2019 Atlantic City Half Ironman
  • Some accomplishments:
    • Finished about 20 marathons, including one 50 mile ultra-marathon
    • Finished about 25 triathlons, including 5 full distance Ironman’s
    • Qualified for 2017 and 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championships – Age Group division
    • Climbing Mount Fuji
    • Chesapeake Bay Bridge Swim (4.4 miles)
  • Favorite races:
    • Boston Marathon
    • Ironman Lake Placid, NY
    • Ironman Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
    • SavageMan 70.0 Triathlon
    • Maui Half Marathon
  • Still on Philippe’s Bucket List:
    • Embrunman
    • Marathon du Medoc
    • Bike around Taiwan
    • Bike Japan's Shimanami Kaido
  • Although endurance sports appear to be individually driven, they require a strong support group of family members, coach, training partners and friends. Philippe enjoys that team spirit whether it’s in sports or at the office where he likes to work in teams on the clients’ projects.
  • He appreciates how the firm’s culture allows its professionals to have a balanced lifestyle.