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

Dale M. Shaw
Jenchieh (Joseph) Yuan
Frank J. West
Robert T. Pous
Eric W. Schweibenz
Kurt M. Berger, Ph.D.
Brian B. Darville
Alexander B. Englehart
Norman F. Oblon
Nicholas  Rosa, Ph.D.
Kevin M. McKinley
Andrew M. Ollis
Stefan Uwe  Koschmieder, Ph.D.
Marina I. Miller, Ph.D.
David M. Longo, Ph.D.
Grace E. Kim
Akihiro  Yamazaki
Teddy S. Gron
Kasumi  Kanetaka
Bogdan A. Zinchenko
Arthur I. Neustadt
Diane  Jones
Richard D. Kelly
John S. Kern
Sameer  Gokhale
Steven B. Chang
Craig R. Feinberg
Yuanyi (Alex) Zhang, Ph.D.
Tia D. Fenton
Colin B. Harris
Chika (Teranishi) Iitoyo
Thomas M. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Jeffrey B. McIntyre
Daniel J. Pereira, Ph.D.
Robert  Tarcu
Derek  Lightner, Ph.D.
Elissa L. Sanford
Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.
Kevin Ross  Davis
Carl E. Schlier
Ryan W. Smith
Stephen G. Baxter, Ph.D.
Jianping (James)  Wu
John  Sipos
J. Derek  Mason, Ph.D., CLP
Yuki  Onoe
Aldo  Martinez
Yorikatsu  Hohokabe, Ph.D.
Kevin L. Hartman, Ph.D.
Alec M. Royka
Christopher  Ricciuti
Tao  Feng, Ph.D.
Christopher I. Donahue
Edwin D. Garlepp
Eckhard H. Kuesters
James R. Love
Jay E. Rowe, Jr., Ph.D.
Robert W. Downs
Charles L. Gholz
Long  Phan, Ph.D.

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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.

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History

Get to know our History

1968
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.

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ACCOLADES

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.

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Career

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR Career

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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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 Executes Successful Patent Enforcement Actions at AAPEX Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) is an enormous annual trade show that showcases products and services from over 2,200 automotive aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers.  The 2016 AAPEX event took place from November 1-3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The AAPEX organizers take the protection of their exhibitors’ intellectual property rights seriously.  The AAPEX website states that: 

We remind all of our exhibitors that AAPEX will have attorneys on site. Event Management’s attorneys will be prepared to investigate an exhibitor’s properly documented complaint of an intellectual property rights violation that is brought to the attention of Event Management. Products or product catalogs on display that are determined to violate the intellectual property rights (patent, trademark, trade dress or copyright) of the exhibitor may result in sanctions in accordance with the event rules.

The AAPEX website includes a complaint form that an exhibitor can use to bring infringing activity to the attention of the AAPEX organizers.  The form requires information about the complainant and the accused infringer, the steps taken to resolve the dispute prior to the submission of the complaint, a description of all “essential facts” relating to the infringement, and an identification of any related litigation or other proceedings. 

Upon receiving a complaint, AAPEX management will conduct an initial review to determine whether the complaint is adequately documented and may also conduct its own preliminary investigation into the allegations in the complaint.  AAPEX management may then order the accused infringer to remove the accused products from display during the pendency of the investigation.  The accused infringer will be given an opportunity to respond to the allegations before any final decision is made. 

If AAPEX management determines that the complaint has merit and that the accused products are indeed infringing, it may impose sanctions against the infringing exhibitor.  These sanctions can include a warning, reprimand, imposition of a fine, removal of items displayed in the exhibitor’s booth, expulsion of the exhibitor from the current AAPEX show, and a ban from future AAPEX shows. 

At AAPEX 2016, Oblon attended the event on behalf of one of its major clients and executed multiple successful patent enforcement actions with AAPEX management, resulting in the take-down of accused infringing products from the accused infringers’ booths.

If you require assistance with intellectual property enforcement at trade shows, Oblon has the ability and experience to assist you.  Please do not hesitate to contact us.