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

Yuki  Onoe
James R. Love
Aldo  Martinez
Christopher I. Donahue
Kevin L. Hartman, Ph.D.
Stefan Uwe  Koschmieder, Ph.D.
Kevin M. McKinley
Alexander B. Englehart
Kasumi  Kanetaka
Thomas M. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Kevin Ross  Davis
Ryan W. Smith
Frank J. West
Jenchieh (Joseph) Yuan
Steven B. Chang
Christopher  Ricciuti
Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.
Elissa L. Sanford
Eckhard H. Kuesters
Dale M. Shaw
Andrew M. Ollis
David M. Longo, Ph.D.
Derek  Lightner, Ph.D.
John  Sipos
Edwin D. Garlepp
Sameer  Gokhale
Robert T. Pous
Colin B. Harris
Stephen G. Baxter, Ph.D.
Daniel J. Pereira, Ph.D.
Alec M. Royka
Richard D. Kelly
Grace E. Kim
Marina I. Miller, Ph.D.
Yuanyi (Alex) Zhang, Ph.D.
Robert W. Downs
Diane  Jones
Kurt M. Berger, Ph.D.
Arthur I. Neustadt
Chika (Teranishi) Iitoyo
John S. Kern
Akihiro  Yamazaki
Long  Phan, Ph.D.
Yorikatsu  Hohokabe, Ph.D.
Nicholas  Rosa, Ph.D.
Tao  Feng, Ph.D.
Eric W. Schweibenz
Robert  Tarcu
Tia D. Fenton
J. Derek  Mason, Ph.D., CLP
Brian B. Darville
Jeffrey B. McIntyre
Jianping (James)  Wu
Charles L. Gholz
John F. Presper
Norman F. Oblon
Carl E. Schlier
Jay E. Rowe, Jr., Ph.D.
Craig R. Feinberg
Bogdan A. Zinchenko
Teddy S. Gron

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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.

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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.

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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.

USPTO Transitions to Electronic Trademark Registration Certificates Ahead of Schedule on May 24, 2022

  • May 27, 2022
  • Firm News

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Continuing its march toward full electronic processing of trademark applications and registrations, the USPTO began issuing U.S. trademark registration certificates electronically via the USPTO’s Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system beginning May 24, 2022. Upon issuance, the electronic registration certificate will be the official registration certificate.

The USPTO will issue the registrations electronically under the electronic signature of the Director and with a digital seal, which will authenticate the registration. The USPTO will upload the official registration certificate to the TSDR database, and an electronic notice will be emailed to the trademark owner and all email addresses of record with a link to access the certificate upon issuance. Posted with the electronic registration certificate will be information regarding registration maintenance requirements pursuant to sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act of 1946. 15 U.S.C. §§ 1058, 1141(k). Trademark owners will be able to use the emailed link to view, download, and print a complete copy of the registration certificate at no charge at any time.

After May 24, 2022, trademark owners will have the option to order paper “presentation” copies suitable for framing for a fee. Trademark owners who file an initial application on or after the implementation date will be able to order presentation copies for $25 per copy through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). Trademark owners who filed an initial application before the implementation date will be able to order one presentation copy for free. Trademark owners will continue to be able to order certified copies of their trademark registration for a fee.

After May 24, 2022, certified copies of trademark registrations can still be ordered upon payment of a fee.