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

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


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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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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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