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

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


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Artificial Intelligence (AI)
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Digital Health
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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.

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.

Diane  Jones

Diane Jones

Technical Advisor ∙ US Office
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Diane Jones is a Technical Advisor in the Electrical and Mechanical Patent Prosecution practice group where she focuses on drafting patent applications for domestic and international clients. She has technical expertise in the fields of telecommunications, including LTE, 4G, 5G, internet of things, diversity antennas, MIMO, GPS, OFDM, wireless sensor networks, packet networks; electrical circuits, such as: inverters, converters, control systems, feedback loops, phase modulation, isolation circuits, floating cells in memory systems, flash memory circuits, circuit isolation techniques, and transformers, business methods, semiconductors, 3D printing, stereolithography (STL), fused deposit modeling (FDM) additive manufacturing (AM), nanotechnology, thin film technologies, batteries, magnetic sensing, NMR, imaging, autonomous vehicles, automotive technology, such as catalytic NOx reduction/oxidation systems, and well field technology.

Ms. Jones worked at a local firm for ten years as a Director of patent search groups. She managed a large team of patent analysts and is skilled in personnel development, training and teambuilding. Her technical experience includes analyzing cutting edge technical disclosures for thousands of inventions. Ms. Jones managed PCT search and opinion writing, validity, patentability and freedom to operate search teams. She spent two years in Gurgaon, Haryana, India opening a search office and training Indian patent analysts in patentability and validity searching.

Ms. Jones is a former examiner with the USPTO, where she specialized in magnetic sensing.


  • University of South Florida (M.S.E.E.)
  • University of South Florida (M.S.)
    • Physics
  • University of South Florida (B.A.)
    • Mathematics
  • University of South Florida (B.S.)
    • Physics


  • Graduated Cum Laude in Physics and Mathematics
  • Received an Academic Fellowship at the graduate level from 1982-1987