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

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


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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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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.).