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

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


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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.

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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.

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.

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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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US Office

Telephone: 703-413-3000
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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, Spivak's Richard Kelly Quoted in Business on Main Regarding the Impact of the New Patent Reform Bill

  • September 27, 2011
  • Firm News
  • Business on Main, September 27, 2011

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Oblon, Spivak's Richard Kelly is quoted in a recent news article regarding the impact of the new patent reform bill. Mr. Kelly commented that most large corporations and entrepreneurial high-tech organizations are already wired to file patents as quickly as possible. “Fundamentally, the U.S. is just one slice of major world markets. Active patent filers in the U.S. know not to risk the loss of patent rights in other countries or diminish the value of their patents by delaying U.S. filings. Further, in cases involving a dispute between two parties regarding who was first to invent, the party who was first to file usually wins anyway.”

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