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

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

Relationship Between Drug Label, Patent Claims, and Infringement

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Associated Technologies

Ms. Sanford and Mr. Kelly discussed method of use claims in the pharmaceutical context, specifically how the drug label and patent claims can impact proving infringement and how the relationship of the drug's use code can impact the effect of a generic label on August 9, 2022.