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

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


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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.

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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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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.

Craig R. Feinberg

Craig R. Feinberg

Senior Patent Agent ∙ US Office
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Craig R. Feinberg is a senior patent agent in the firm's Electrical and Mechanical Patent Prosecution groups. Mr. Feinberg assists in the review of allowed patent applications to ensure high-quality patents, including presenting petitions, submitting amendments, and conducting interviews with Patent Examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to remedy any potential defects that may be found in the application. He also handles matters dealing with patent term adjustments and serves as a patent appeal procedures consultant in cases before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Before joining Oblon, Mr. Feinberg served for 34 years with the USPTO. Initially, in the position of Primary Examiner, he handled a broad array of technologies, including those in the chemical, electrical and mechanical disciplines. Later he was appointed Deputy Chief Trial Administrator for the BPAI and was responsible for reviewing reissue, reexamination, and utility patent applications under appeal.

Mr. Feinberg was awarded the U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award for Superior Performance in 1988 and 2004, the USPTO Exceptional Career Award in 2007 and the Patent and Trademark Office Society Outstanding Service Award in 1987. He served as a USPTO Patent Academy Instructor on practice before the USPTO (1986–1987) and a USPTO Patent Academy Lecturer on appeal process (1996–2007).


  • Pennsylvania State University (B.S.)
    • Engineering Mechanics, Dean’s List


  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • USPTO Exceptional Career Award (2007)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award for Superior Performance (1988 and 2004)
  • Patent and Trademark Office Society Outstanding Service Award (1987)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Society, Board Member (1974–1976, 1988–1993, 1996–2008); Vice President (1985–1986); Treasurer (1977–1985)