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

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


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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


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.

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