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

Akihiro  Yamazaki
Richard D. Kelly
Derek  Lightner, Ph.D.
Kurt M. Berger, Ph.D.
Kevin M. McKinley
Alec M. Royka
Colin B. Harris
Robert W. Downs
Daniel J. Pereira, Ph.D.
Alexander B. Englehart
Anna Z. Lloyd
Teddy S. Gron
Christopher I. Donahue
Chika (Teranishi) Iitoyo
Grace E. Kim
Jay E. Rowe, Jr., Ph.D.
Nanlin  Wang, Ph.D.
Yuanyi (Alex) Zhang
Michael R. Casey, Ph.D.
Frank J. West
Sameer  Gokhale
Dale M. Shaw
Vincent K. Shier, Ph.D.
Erik M. Stang, Ph.D.
J. Derek  Mason, Ph.D., CLP
Long  Phan, Ph.D.
Aristotelis M. Psitos
Arthur I. Neustadt
Peifang  Tian, Ph.D.
Kevin Ross  Davis
James R. Love
Yuki  Onoe
David M. Longo, Ph.D.
Maki  Saitoh
Thomas M. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Brian B. Darville
Diane  Jones
Tao  Feng, Ph.D.
Carl E. Schlier
Soumya  Panda
Surinder  Sachar
Aldo  Martinez
Yanwen  Fei
Jenchieh (Joseph) Yuan
Jianping (James)  Wu
Norman F. Oblon
Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.
Charles L. Gholz
Jeffrey B. McIntyre
Kasumi  Kanetaka
Christopher  Ricciuti
Elissa L. Sanford
Ching-Cheng (Tony)  Chang
Stefan Uwe  Koschmieder, Ph.D.
Yorikatsu  Hohokabe, Ph.D.
Craig R. Feinberg
John F. Presper
Bogdan A. Zinchenko
Tia D. Fenton
Eckhard H. Kuesters
Yin Y. Nelson, Ph.D.
Robert T. Pous
John  Sipos
Matthew H. Everhart, Ph.D.
Edwin D. Garlepp
Nicholas  Rosa, Ph.D.
Stephen G. Baxter, Ph.D.
Steven B. Chang
Andrew M. Ollis
Eric W. Schweibenz
John S. Kern
Robert  Tarcu
Johnny  Ma
Ryan W. Smith
Marina I. Miller, Ph.D.
Kevin L. Hartman, Ph.D.


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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.

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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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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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