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

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


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About Our

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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.

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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  Ricciuti

Christopher Ricciuti

Partner ∙ US Office
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Christopher Ricciuti is a partner in the firm’s Patent Litigation and Post Grant Patent Proceedings groups. His primary focus is on litigating mechanical, electrical, and computer software patents in federal courts, along with pursuing and defending against patent validity challenges before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Ricciuti regularly practices at the confluence of district court litigation and trial proceedings at the USPTO, including inter partes review trials.

Mr. Ricciuti is recognized as a leading practitioner in Post-Grant proceedings at the USPTO, where he has been named as counsel on over 70 individual matters.

In addition to litigating cases in the federal district courts, USPTO, and handling Federal Circuit appeals, Mr. Ricciuti advises his clients on litigation procedure strategies, litigation avoidance, and the overall protection, exploitation, and enforcement of their patent portfolios. Mr. Ricciuti's experience spans a wide range of technologies including consumer electronics and smartphones, cloud and distributed computing systems, business methods, communication protocols, GPS systems, automotive technologies and automotive manufacturing processes, oilfield services and equipment, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and industrial designs

While in law school, Mr. Ricciuti served as a judicial extern for Judge Sue L. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. His responsibilities included drafting claim construction orders and drafting opinions touching on a variety of issues including false advertising in violation of the Lanham Act. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Ricciuti worked as a mechanical engineer for DuPont and Air Products and Chemicals.


  • Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • Drexel University (B.S., magna cum laude)
    • Mechanical Engineering


  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Managing IP Magazine named "Rising Star" (2019)
  • Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law Excellence in Litigation Award and Outstanding Achievement in the Intellectual Property Law Concentration Award (2011)
  • Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Patent Law Moot Court Competition: Awards for Best Advocate and Best Appellee Brief (2011)


  • “Room-Temperature Catalysis Using Sub-Micron Size Platinum Particles,” 5th U.S. Combustion Meeting, March 25-28, 2007, San Diego, California (with H. Pearlman, T.A. Miller, and B. Fellon)
  • “The Effects of Particle Size, Morphology, and Mass Loading on the Reactivity of Nanocatalytic Particles,” 2ndEnergy Nanotechnology Conference, September 5-7, 2007, Santa Clara, California (With H. Pearlman, T.A. Miller, Y. Ma, and B. Fellon)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • PTAB Bar Association
  • Pauline Newman IP American Inn of Court