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

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


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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.

2021 AIPLA Annual Meeting

Schedule : at National Harbor

Associated People

The AIPLA Annual Meeting is a three-day, multi-track conference to help 1000+ intellectual property practitioners supercharge their skills and careers. Distinguished speakers present on issues relating to patent prosecution and much more.

Frank West will be attending the annual meeting on October 28-30. He will be the incoming Vice-Chair of the Online Programs Committee for the AIPLA starting at the Annual Meeting through next year.