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


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

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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.

Trevor Franklin

Technical Advisor
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Trevor Franklin is a technical advisor in the firm’s Electrical/Mechanical Patent Prosecution practice group where he focuses on patent preparation and prosecution. He handles patents in the software, physics, medical, and electrical technology spaces. During his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University he studied Astrophysics. Trevor is a former technology fellow for the University of Michigan Technology Transfer group where he specialized in creating early commercial assessments for emerging technologies as well as assessing potential licensing and patent opportunities. 


  • Michigan State University (B.S.)
    • Astrophysics

Conference Presentations

T. Franklin, et al. Understanding of Measurement Uncertainty in Transformed Laboratory Courses, American Association of Physics Teachers, July 21st 2020, Virtual