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.

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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.

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.

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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.

U.S. Trade Representative Supports Delay of Vote on Expanded Covid-19 Related Carveout

  • December 15, 2022
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  • Life Sciences News - December 2022 Newsletter

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On December 6 the U.S. Trade Representative announced its support for a delay on the vote to expand to Covid-19 waiver of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, or TRIPS. The current waiver applies to vaccines only while the proposed expansion includes diagnostics and therapeutics. The Trade Representative wants the U.S. International Trade commission to commence a probe relating to the diagnostics and therapeutics. The current waiver covering vaccine patents under the TRIPS agreement for five years, allowing member countries to access COVID-19 patents for vaccine production and making it so the U.S. cannot enforce certain IP rights on behalf of American companies. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce opposes the expanded waiver noting that intellectual property has played a critical role in the development of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics and empowered companies to voluntarily license the innovative treatments worldwide.