Surinder Sachar

USA: Virginia

Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP
1940 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States

Tel: (703) 413-3000


Surinder (Sach) Sachar, an electrical technology patent attorney, is a partner in the firm’s Electrical and Mechanical Patent Prosecution groups. Mr. Sachar is a co-head of the firm’s Electrical/Mechanical prosecution group and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

A former Patent Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Mr. Sachar handles patents from application through prosecution and has extensive experience bringing cases before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI).

An electrical engineer by training, among the innovations he has worked with are high-technology inventions, high-density optical recording devices and systems, semiconductors, medical instruments, ultrasound devices, mobile communications systems, computers, TVs, consumer electronics, image forming equipment, and telecommunications devices.

For the past 21 years, Mr. Sachar has represented several leading global electronics companies headquartered in Japan, helping to protect the intellectual property portfolios of their diverse technologies, including obtaining patents for high-definition DVD technologies, communication standards, semiconductors, medical instruments, and image processors, among other technologies.

Mr. Sachar also offers opinions and counsels clients on the full range of patent issues. These include the interplay of patents, methods to garner strategic and broad patent portfolio protection, and how to avoid infringement of competitor patents. With experience at the USPTO, where he specialized in the fields of magnetic and optical recording systems, Mr. Sachar understands its inner workings and possesses the depth of knowledge, experience, and success to craft the broadest enforceable patents to serve his clients’ business needs.

Oblon has provided a full range of intellectual property services to some of the world’s leading innovators for 50 years. Key areas of concentration include:

Oblon is headquartered within steps of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and has an affiliate office in Tokyo, Japan. Oblon is one of the largest law firms in the United States focused exclusively on intellectual property law.

The Firm is consistently recognized as an industry leader, with annual accolades from reputable publications such as Chambers and Partners USA, U.S. News & Best Lawyers (named “a Best Law Firm” for 2018), Corporate Counsel Magazine (named a “Go-to” law firm by the top 500 U.S. companies), and Intellectual Property Today (ranked #1 on the list of “Top Patent Firms”). The Firm has obtained more U.S. utility patents than any other firm in the world for over 27 consecutive years.

Oblon’s attorneys and professionals collectively offer decades of USPTO insight and expertise and serve as an invaluable resource to Oblon clients that have come to rely on the firm’s uniquely qualified experts, including former Commissioner for Patents, Margaret A. (Peggy) Focarino, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, the Honorable Gerald J. Mossinghoff and the former Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, Stephen G. Kunin, as well as many other former patent examiners and administrative patent judges (APJs).

In addition to its renowned patent prosecution practice, the firm has a precedent-setting litigation practice, having litigated cases such as the Festo case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Oblon litigation team has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of complex intellectual property litigation involving patent, industrial design and trade secret disputes.

Additionally, the firm’s post-grant practitioners are some of the most experienced in the country. The Group routinely recovers patent portfolios made subject to post-grant disputes as a result of high-profile, concurrent litigation valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.


“Superb IP boutique with significant expertise in undetaking patent prosecution matters for a variety of top-tier technology clients. Also adept at advising on patent litigation, IP transactions and post-grant proceedings.”
Chambers & Partners