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

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


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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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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 Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) About Google's Bid for Nortel's Patents

  • April 5, 2011
  • Firm News
  • Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), Managing Patents 05 April 2011

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In a recent Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Managing Patents article, Richard Kelly is quoted regarding Google's $900 million bid for Nortel's patents. Nortel filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and the bankruptcy auction is expected to be held later this year. Mr. Kelly commented that "this could get to a little bit of insanity, but it is where mobile communications is going." "If Google can pull this off, they’ve probably got a pretty good buy." "It certainly is not good news for RIM if Google is handling this and they want to be 4G,” said Kelly. “The same could be said for others."

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