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

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


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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.

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