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

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


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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.

2022 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference

Schedule :

Associated People

The 2022 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will take place on March 23-25, 2022 in person and virtually. Christopher Ricciuti will be attending.

From the PTAB Bar website:
The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of Patent Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) best practices, recent developments and trends, policy considerations, and much more! Join us for APJ Day, a series of new sessions on Wednesday that highlight practice tips from the PTAB APJs. We are looking forward for a new format for the conference on Wednesday, which includes an afternoon with PTAB APJs and several sessions providing insights from the APJs.  Other conference topics will include challenges facing the PTAB in 2022, PTAB appellate strategies, reexamination strategies, diversity, equity and inclusion, and ethics.