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.

Get to know our


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.

A few ways to

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 Withdraws Continuing Legal Education Certification for Patent Practitioners

  • February 15, 2023
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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) has issued a final rule eliminating provisions of 37 CFR part 11 that pertain to continuing legal education (CLE) certification and recognition for patent practitioners. The final rule eliminates 37 CFR 11.11(a)(3), which previously provided that registered patent practitioners and individuals granted limited recognition to practice in patent matters before the USPTO could certify their completion of a specified amount of CLE to the Director for the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED). After considering public comments, the USPTO has determined that the voluntary CLE certification and recognition for patent practitioners will not be implemented. The USPTO relayed its intent to continue releasing more detailed guidance, both for those within the USPTO and for those who practice before the USPTO, to provide education (e.g., via video sessions and materials) on applicable cases and guidance, and on any updates to USPTO practice. The USPTO encouraged practitioners to avail themselves of all materials relevant to their practice and to add themselves to the relevant USPTO email lists. The USPTO also encouraged practitioners to engage in pro bono efforts.

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NewsletterMarch 20, 2023

JPO Updates: Global Intellectual Property Strategy Forum 2023

USPTO Update - March 2023 Newsletter

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