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

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

Oblon Ranks Again in The Legal 500

  • June 12, 2020
  • Firm News

Oblon was recognized by The Legal 500 as one of America’s leading firms in Patent Prosecution, Re-Examination and Post Grant Proceedings for the 12th straight year. Each year, Legal 500 analyzes the capabilities and strengths of law firms across the world through extensive research and client feedback. In the 2020 rankings, Legal 500 noted that Oblon is one of the most prolific patent prosecution practices in the market. The U.S. Legal 500 said, “The group traditionally acts for an impressive string of international clients, including many Japanese companies who also benefit from the firm's presence in Tokyo.”