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

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


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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.

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