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

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


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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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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.

Daniel J. Pereira, Ph.D.

Daniel J. Pereira, Ph.D.

Partner ∙ US Office
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Daniel (Dan) J. Pereira, Ph.D., is a partner, Co-Head of the Chemical Practice Group and member of the management committee. His practice focuses on client counseling, portfolio management, patent prosecution, litigation and interferences involving a wide range of technologies including battery materials (including solid electrolytes, solid-state batteries, and anode and cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries), recombinant DNA technology, genetics, immunology, enzymology, medical diagnostics, bioinformatics, microarrays, statistical data analysis, genomics, proteomics, nanotechnology, polymer chemistry, metallurgy, solar technology, imaging, medical devices, optical films, coatings, cosmetics, catalysts, ceramics, alloys, chemical engineering, optical and electronic devices. Dr. Pereira has particular expertise in the medical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical fields.

Dr. Pereira has served as co-counsel on interferences cases, advising on issues ranging from strategies for avoiding interferences to strategies for provoking them. He has also acted as co-counsel in declared interferences. Dr. Pereira handles appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), district court patent litigations, and Federal Circuit appeals, and has extensive experience providing pre-litigation and litigation avoidance counseling to clients. Additionally, Dr. Pereira assists both foreign and domestic clients of all sizes with licensing and contract negotiations, due diligence analyses and risk assessment in intellectual property asset acquisition transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Pereira worked as a post-doctoral research scientist at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he conducted research in the fields of neurodegeneration and transgenic mouse models of human disease. While obtaining his degrees, he studied gene expression and gene therapy and performed research in the area of leukemia pathogenesis.


  • George Washington University Law School (J.D.)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook (Ph.D.)
    • Genetics
  • Earlham College (B.A.)


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


  • IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals - selected as Top Patent Professional (2020)
  • Named as Rising Star by SuperLawyers (2014)