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

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


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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

  • Successfully defended Toshiba Corporation against Loral Fairchild Corporation on a patent related to a method of manufacturing charge-coupled devices. After a seven-day trial, the asserted patent was found invalid and no infringement was found. (E.D.N.Y.).
  • Successfully defended Toshiba Corporation in a suit brought by Dr. Chou Li involving semiconductor manufacturing technology. After a one-day bench trial, Li was found to have engaged in inequitable conduct, rendering the patent in suit unenforceable. The decision was upheld on appeal. (E.D. Va.).