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

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


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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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