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

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


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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.

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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

  • Represents a domestic sporting goods technology company in multiple patent infringement actions in various district courts concerning GPS-based golf rangefinders.
  • Represents multiple Fortune 100 and 500 companies in inter partes review proceedings before the USPTO.
  • Represented Fortune 100 company in numerous inter partes review proceedings before the USPTO, which resulted in a favorable settlement for the client of concurrent patent litigation proceedings.
  • Represented domestic and foreign pharmaceutical companies in district court ANDA litigations.
  • Represented domestic clothing retailer in successful Federal Circuit appeal regarding design patent infringement. Obtained reversal of summary judgment of patent invalidity issued against client.