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

Technologies

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Digital Health
Digital Health
Energy & Renewables
Energy & Renewables

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

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.

A few of our

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.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR

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.

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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Downloadable

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.

Richy Avila Rocha

Technical Advisor
E: rrocha@oblon.com
T: (703) 412-2931
F: (703) 413-2220
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Richy Avila Rocha is a technical advisor in the firm’s Electrical and Mechanical Practice Group where he focuses on drafting patent applications and patent prosecution. He has experience working in various technological fields, including fintech, machine learning, signal processing, electronic devices, and logistics management systems.

Prior to joining Oblon, Richy worked as a patent engineer at an international law firm, where he focused on patent prosecution for several large clients. During his graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, Richy researched next generation nuclear plant design, where he specialized in materials selection and safety.


Education

  • University of California
    • Nuclear Engineering, M.E.
  • University of Oregon
    • Physics (B.S.)
    • Mathematics (B.S.)
    • Minor in Japanese

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Japanese (Limited)