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

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


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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.

Our firm promotes environmentally sustainable practices by participating in building, city, and state recycling and energy conservation programs and by encouraging its employees to do the same.  We encourage our employees to consider alternative commuting methods—in part by providing transportation benefits such as Washington Metro SMARTRIP® cards and VRE rail passes at a discounted rate.

Importantly, Oblon’s office building has been certified at the "Gold" level under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) since October 2014.  We have also received an ENERGY STAR® certification every year since 2009.  Our building management and facilities team are always working with firm management to ensure that the firm is proactive in terms of reducing waste and energy use, encouraging recycling and reuse programs, and in communicating the importance of these topics to our employees and guests.