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

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


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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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