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

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


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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.

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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.

Hot Topics in Section 337 (ITC) Investigations

Schedule :

Oblon co-hosted a webinar with IAM and Lexology webinars entitled "Hot Topics in Section 337 (ITC) Investigations." This webinar was led by Christopher Ricciuti and Eric Schweibenz, on November 16 at 11:00am ET. 

Due to the speed at which cases progress before the Agency and the potential to secure an exclusion order enjoining importation of infringing goods, the ITC is a popular venue for patent owners that want to aggressively defend their intellectual property. Based on the current state of the law surrounding discretionary denials of co-pending inter partes review (IPR) petitions and proposed IPR legislation, the popularity of the ITC is increasing. During this webinar, we will discuss a number of key aspects and hot topics in Section 337 Investigations, including:
  • Providing an overview of the ITC and recent ITC statistics
  • Breaking down typical ITC/IPR timelines and explaining why IPRs are valuable even though the ITC will outpace the PTAB in most cases
  • Providing an overview of recent IPR statistics, including an analysis of the interplay between ITC litigation and discretionary IPR denials
  • Reviewing the “Restoring the America Invents Act” bill proposed by Senator Leahy – VT (D) and co-sponsor by Senator Cornyn – TX (R).