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

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


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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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