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

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

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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.

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History

Get to know our History

1968
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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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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ACCOLADES

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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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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR Career

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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Telephone: 703-413-3000
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Telephone: +81-3-6212-0550
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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 the Supreme Court's Decision to Hear More IP Cases in the Upcoming Term

  • July 13, 2011
  • Firm News
  • Law360, San Diego (July 12, 2011)

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In a recent Law360 article, Oblon, Spivak's Richard Kelly is quoted regarding the Supreme Court's decision to hear more intellectual property cases in the upcoming term: Golan v. Holder, Mayo v. Prometheus Laboratories, Kappos v. Hyatt and Caraco v. Novo Nordisk.

According to Mr. Kelly, more IP cases have received grants of certiorari Since Chief Justice John Roberts' arrival at the Supreme Court in 2005. Mr. Kelly commented that the Supreme Court has recognized that while most cases get to it based on conflicting opinions between circuit courts, patent rulings cannot result in a split because they are all heard by the Federal Circuit. Mr. Kelly also said that what Chief Justice Roberts is saying is that the Supreme Court has given the Federal Circuit a free pass since 1982, and maybe it needs a closer look as patents and IP become more important to the country.

Please click on the above link to read the full article.

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