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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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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.

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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.

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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.

USPTO Clarifies Guidance to Judicial Boards on Holding Parties Responsible for the Misuse of AI in Legal Proceedings

  • February 7, 2024
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On February 6, 2024, USPTO Director Kathy Vidal issued guidance clarifying the existing rules regarding using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the drafting of submissions to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Notably, the guidance addresses the concerns that AI will be misused or left unchecked and states “any paper submitted to the USPTO under signature must be reviewed by the person presenting the paper…Simply assuming the accuracy of an AI tool is not a reasonable inquiry.”  The guidance also describes sanctions for submissions which include misstatements of facts or law.  A copy of the Director’s memorandum can be found here.