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

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


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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.

Christopher I. Donahue

Christopher I. Donahue

Of Counsel ∙ US Office
T: (703) 413-6902
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Past Events

2019 AIPLA Annual Meeting

Schedule : at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

AIPLA 2018 Annual Meeting

Schedule : at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Washington DC

INTA 2012 Annual Meeting

Schedule : at Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.