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

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


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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.

Eric W. Schweibenz

Eric W. Schweibenz

Partner ∙ US Office
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Eric W. Schweibenz is a partner, Co-Chair of the Litigation practice group, and is Chair of the ITC Litigation practice group. With extensive legal experience, Mr. Schweibenz also counsels clients in all fields on a full range of trademark and copyright law issues.

His extensive experience in complex litigation includes representing both domestic and foreign companies and their U.S. affiliates and subsidiaries across diverse technologies, including automotive and hybrid electric vehicles and components thereof, medical devices, semiconductors, gas turbine engines, liquid crystal display innovations, and oil and steel production. Mr. Schweibenz has handled several Section 337 ITC investigations, patent and trademark infringement and antitrust actions, Section 146 actions, patent interference cases, and assists with inter partes review proceedings and ex parte reexaminations at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

A skilled litigator, Mr. Schweibenz has particular experience relating to successfully defending companies from non-practicing entities. He has also developed specialized experience in the area of electronic discovery and its complexities, as well as trial preparation. Taking a team approach, he works collaboratively with his clients and other firm members knowledgeable in the particular technology at issue to obtain the best results for his clients.

In his counseling role, Mr. Schweibenz analyzes and drafts licensing and technology sharing and transfer agreements as well as collaborative research and development agreements. Mr. Schweibenz also offers guidance on litigation avoidance, risk management, and post-litigation strategies.

Mr. Schweibenz regularly monitors litigation to evaluate how decisions may impact his clients and their industries. He also is a founder of, and actively manages and contributes to the firm’s legal blog devoted exclusively to Section 337 investigations before the ITC – the ITC 337 Law Blog. The site is the leading blog of its kind and provides insights about the ITC’s daily activity and significant decisions. In this role, Mr. Schweibenz stays intimately familiar with all ITC investigations, the decisions, and their implications and, as a result, he is frequently quoted in media regarding Section 337 issues, including articles in the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Law360, and the National Law Journal.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Schweibenz was an associate at another Alexandria, Virginia intellectual property firm and the Washington, D.C. office of a major international general practice law firm.

Bar Membership Other Than Virginia


  • Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D.)
  • West Chester University (B.A.)
    • Political Science


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


  • Best Lawyers in America - Patent Law (2020-2022)
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, named to its list of the top 1000 patent attorneys in the world; recognized in the National - International Trade Commission (ITC) category for his ITC litigation work and in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area for his patent Litigation work (2014, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020)
  • Member of the Japan-America Society of Rhode Island

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • ITC Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association