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

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


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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.

Donald R. McPhail

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T: (703) 412-1432
F: (703) 413-2220
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