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

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


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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.

An Oblon COVID-19 Initiative

  • April 28, 2020
  • Firm News

Associated People

Oblon is currently waiving its fee for filing a provisional patent application for an invention directly related to address the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are proud to promote our clients’ efforts in addressing this global health crisis.  A number of our clients have taken advantage of this offering, and we hope that their scientific and technological developments will lead to a safer world,” said Managing Partner Philippe Signore, Ph.D.