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

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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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Oblon's professionals provide industry-leading IP legal services to many of the world's most admired innovators and brands.




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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, Spivak's Richard Kelly Quoted in Law360 Regarding Prior Use Rule

  • November 10, 2011
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  • Law360, November 10, 2011

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Oblon, Spivak's Richard Kelly is quoted in a news article regarding the prior user rights provision of the America Invents Act. Mr. Kelly commented that big technological breakthroughs will always be patented because the inventors will want to protect them. But prior user rights could make the trade secret route more appealing when it is debatable whether the invention is patent-eligible. "In cases where people are on the fence about filing for a patent or not, this is going to push them in the direction of not filing for a patent," Kelly said.

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