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

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


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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.

A few ways to

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.

Derek  Lightner, Ph.D.

Derek Lightner, Ph.D.

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