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

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


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Fast Facts

About Our

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.

Get to know our


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.

A few of our


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.

A few ways to

GET In Touch

A few ways to GET In Touch
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.

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Representative Matters

  • Represented an auto-parts maker in multiple Section 337 proceedings and a district court patent infringement action regarding windshield wiper blade technology.  Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-928/937); Certain Windscreen Wipers and Components Thereof (ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-964); Valeo North America, Inc. v. Trico Products Corp. (E.D. Mich. Case No. 4:15-cv-12555).
  • Represented a multinational networking and telecommunications company in multiple inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board regarding mobile software security.  IPR2015-01605; IPR2015-01622; IPR2015-01628.
  • Represented a major cosmetics company in multiple district court patent infringement actions regarding sunscreen technology.  L’Oréal S.A. v. MSD Consumer Care, Inc. (D. Del. Case No. 1:12-cv-00099); L’Oréal S.A. v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. (D. Del. Case No. 1:12-cv-00098).
  • Represented a domestic sporting goods technology company in multiple patent infringement actions in various district courts concerning GPS-based golf rangefinders.
  • Represented a major telecommunications company in a patent interference matter relating to wireless email technology.
  • Served as local counsel in multiple actions in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.