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


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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Eckhard H. Kuesters

Eckhard H. Kuesters

Partner ∙ US Office
T: (703) 412-6224
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Eckhard (Eck) H. Kuesters, a registered patent attorney and former design engineer, is a senior partner in the firm's Electrical Patent Prosecution group. His practice includes client counseling, all phases of patent prosecution, patent infringement and validity opinion preparation, reexamination, and litigation support. He also advises clients on licensing arrangements and negotiates the full range of licensing matters and joint research agreements.

Mr. Kuesters represents both domestic and foreign clients in obtaining U.S. patent protection and works with foreign counsel to prosecute patents overseas. An accomplished technologies patent attorney, he has experience with a broad array of technologies including semiconductor devices and methods of manufacture, electronics, computers, memories, DVD technologies, medical systems, image processing and computer-aided diagnostic equipment, telecommunications, heavy-industries innovations, wind turbines, optics, liquid crystal display (LCD) and plasma display technologies, and autonomously controlled automotive vehicles.

With eight years of experience as an electrical design engineer and developer in the fields of communications engineering and radar signal processing, Mr. Kuesters has a deep understanding of the technologies underlying his clients’ innovations and crafts the broadest patent protection for their inventions. He prides himself on personal integrity, attention to detail, responsiveness to his clients’ needs and his ability to obtain effective, cost-efficient results.

Mr. Kuesters has patented two patents in his own name, both of which were licensed.


  • University of Maryland (J.D.)
  • Rutgers University (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Eta Kappa Nu, Delta Theta Phi


  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
  • U.S. Claims Court


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Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle (AIPPI)
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • Maryland Patent Law Association, Treasurer (1985-1988); Vice-President (1988-1991); President (1991-1993)