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.

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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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.

WIPO Releases PCT Applicant's Guide Updates

  • August 25, 2022
  • Firm News

Update by David M. Longo, Ph.D.

On August 25, 2022, WIPO released an updated version of its helpful “Introduction to the International Phase” and “Introduction to the National Phase” documents, which are available at:

Introduction to the International Phase: https://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/pct/guide/en/gdvol1/pdf/gdvol1.pdf

Introduction to the National Phase:  https://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/pct/guide/en/gdvol2/pdf/gdvol2.pdf

Of course, country-specific annexes to the International Phase and National Phase guides can also be obtained from WIPO here:  https://www.wipo.int/pct/en/guide

As an aid to users, WIPO provides the most recently updated date at the bottom right corner of each page of a given guide.