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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.

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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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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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Telephone: 703-413-3000
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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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Updates to Method for Filing Certain Documents with the USPTO

  • April 1, 2024
  • Firm News
  • by Dave Longo

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Effective March 29, 2024, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a final rule to revise 37 C.F.R. §§ 90.2, 90.3, and 2.145 by updating how the following documents are to be filed with the USPTO Director:

·         notice of appeal,
·         notice of election to proceed by civil action in district court, and
·         request for extension of time to file a notice of appeal or commence a civil action.

The final rule specifies that these documents “must be filed by email at the email address indicated on the USPTO’s web page for the Office of the General Counsel for filing such notices and requests.”  U.S. Priority Mail Express® or “means at least as fast and reliable as Priority Mail Express®” may be used to file these documents “[i]f there is some circumstance in which email cannot be used.”  The USPTO does not specify what “means” qualify as being “at least as fast and reliable as Priority Mail Express®”, and does not specify what conditions constitute a “circumstance in which email cannot be used.” 

However, according to the USPTO, “[t]his change will ensure that the USPTO receives said notices and requests reliably and promptly.” 

The final rule is available here.