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

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


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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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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.

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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.

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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.

Alec M. Royka

Alec M. Royka

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Alec M. Royka is an associate in the firm’s Patent Litigation and Post Grant Patent Proceedings groups, focusing on litigating mechanical, electrical, software, and consumer product patents in federal courts, before the International Trade Commission (ITC), and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). With an educational and professional background in civil engineering, Mr. Royka is able to litigate in a diverse array of technologies.

In addition to litigating cases, Mr. Royka also handles patent preparation and prosecution for domestic and international clients in a wide range of technical areas, including consumer products, electronics, software and heavy industries.

While in law school, Mr. Royka served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His responsibilities included reviewing numerous patent appeals from district courts, the ITC and USPTO. Mr. Royka also served as an associate editor for the George Mason Law Review and co-chaired a committee on Moot Court Board.  Mr. Royka also worked at Oblon as a summer associate before joining the firm full time.  Prior to attending law school Mr. Royka worked as an engineer for Aegis Project Controls.


  • George Mason University (J.D., Magna Cum Laude)
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    • Civil Engineering


  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Virginia