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

Technologies

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

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.

A few of our

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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Downloadable

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 Updates their Supplemental Guidance for Examination of Design Patent Applications Related to Computer-Generated Electronic Images

  • February 6, 2024
  • Firm News

Since our previous communication of November 20, 2023, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently updated their published supplemental guidance for USPTO personnel to use in determining whether a design claim including a computer-generated electronic image is directed to statutory subject matter.

In a Notice published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2024, the USPTO:

(a)    specified a deadline of November 18, 2024, for submitting written comments on the supplemental guidance that was published in the Federal Register Notice of November 17, 2023; and

(b)    “corrected Examples 2, 4, and 5 in Section (V) of the supplemental guidance published in the Federal Register to reflect certain formatting (i.e., underlining and strikethrough) necessary to understand the examples.”

The corrected Examples 2, 4, and 5 are available here