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

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


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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.

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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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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.

Coronavirus Updates: USPTO Grants Further Relief for Certain Patent-Related Fees and Deadlines

  • May 29, 2020
  • Firm News

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the USPTO issued a release stating:

In accordance with the temporary authority provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today further extended the time to file certain patent-related documents and to pay certain required fees.

The USPTO has already extended various deadlines twice, with the latest extension expiring at the end of this month. However, the USPTO recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impose various hardships, especially on small businesses and individual inventors. Accordingly, as stakeholders continue to navigate the effects of the pandemic in various ways, and as more and more of them are resuming operations, the USPTO will again extend certain deadlines.

Specifically, for small and micro entities, filings that would have been deemed timely filed, if filed by June 1, 2020 pursuant to the CARES Act Notice dated April 28, 2020, will now be deemed timely filed if filed by July 1, 2020. 

For large entities, after May 31, 2020, relief will be available to those who need it on a case-by-case basis. Such requests can be submitted through a petition for an extension of time or a petition to revive. 

In the interest of maintaining flexibility and options for our stakeholders, the USPTO will also extend its waiver of the petition fee for filing a petition for the revival of applications that became abandoned on or before June 30, 2020, if accompanied by a statement that the delay in filing or payment was due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The USPTO will continue to evaluate the evolving situation around the COVID-19 outbreak and the impact on the USPTO’s operations and stakeholders.

For details on the latest extension, read the official notice on our website.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this item, noting that in light of the coronavirus pandemic, our office in Alexandria, Virginia has transitioned to teleworking in order to seamlessly continue the Firm's operations for our clients.