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


Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Digital Health
Digital Health
Energy & Renewables
Energy & Renewables

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Brian T. Chung, Ph.D.

Technical Advisor
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Brian T. Chung, Ph.D. is a technical advisor in the firm’s Electrical and Mechanical Practice Group focusing on patent preparation and prosecution for domestic and international clients. He is experienced in medical imaging, micro- and nano-device fabrication, and optoelectronics.

Before joining Oblon, he gained exposure drafting patent applications through Stanford University. He also has industry experience working at an indoor lighting startup and interning with the bioelectronics group at Forschungzentrum Jülich in Germany.

Dr. Chung completed his doctoral degree in bioengineering at the University of California San Francisco / Berkeley, where he developed new imaging methods using hyperpolarized 13C MRI for first-in-human brain metabolism studies.

He is skilled in clean room techniques and NMR spectroscopy; has investigated modalities such as positron emission tomography (PET) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) as well as retinal prosthetic systems; and was a professional contributor to the annual Hyperpolarized MRI Technology Resource Center development workshop hosted in San Francisco.


  • University of California - San Francisco/Berkeley
    • Bioengineering, Ph.D.
  • Stanford University
    • Electrical Engineering, M.S.
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
    • Engineering Physics, B.S.

Awards & Honors

  • Journal of Magnetic Resonance Young Scientist Award, 2019
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow, 2013


Chung, B.T.; Chen, H.Y.; Gordon, J.; Mammoli, D.; Sriram, R.; Autry, A.W.; LePage, L.M.; Chaumeil, M.M.; Shin, P.; Slater, J.; Tan, C.T.; Suszczynski, C.; Chang, S.; Li, Y.; Bok, R.A.; Ronen, S.M.; Larson, P.; Kurhanewicz, J.; Vigneron, D.B. “First Hyperpolarized [2-13C]Pyruvate MR Studies of Human Brain Metabolism.” J. Magn. Reson., 2019, 309, 106617.

Autry A.; Chung B.; Chen H.Y.; Gordon J.; Lafontaine M.; Chang S.; Villanueva-Meyer J.; Larson P.; Vigneron D.; Li Y. “CBMT-36. Initial Experience With Hyperpolarized [2-13C]Pyruvate MR Imaging in Patients with IDH-Mutant Glioma.” Neuro Oncol., 2019, 21(Suppl 6):vi41.

Mammoli D.; Gordon J.; Autry A.; Larson P.E.Z.; Li Y.; Chen H.Y.; Chung B.; Shin P.; Van Criekinge M.; Carvajal L.; Slater J.B.; Bok R.; Crane J.; Xu D.; Chang S.; Vigneron D.B. “Kinetic Modeling of Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 Pyruvate Metabolism in the Human Brain.” IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 2020, 39(2):320-327.