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

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

Technologies

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Digital Health
Digital Health
Energy & Renewables
Energy & Renewables

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

History

Get to know our History

1968
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

ACCOLADES

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.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR

Career

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR Career

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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Downloadable

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
E: eschweibenz@oblon.com
T: (703) 412-4539
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Representative Matters

  • Counsel for MediaTek Inc. and MediaTek USA Inc. in patent infringement action. American Patents LLC v. MediaTek Inc. et al. (WDTX Case No. 6:18-cv-00339-ADA) (Current Firm Clients)
  • Lead counsel for Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Aisin Holdings of America, Inc., Aisin Technical Center of America, Inc., and Aisin World Corp. of America in Section 337 investigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission, Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same II (ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-1073) (Current Firm Clients)
  • Lead counsel for Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, LLC in patent infringement actions concerning polypeptides that bind to and inhibit the Interleukin-23 (“IL-23”) receptor. Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, LLC v. Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc. (NDCA Case No. 3:17-cv-05572-EMC)
  • Lead counsel for Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Aisin Holdings of America, Inc., Aisin Technical Center of America, Inc., and Aisin World Corp. of America in Section 337 investigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission, Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same (ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-1052) (Current Firm Clients)
  • Lead counsel for Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Aisin Holdings of America, Inc., Aisin Technical Center of America, Inc., and Aisin World Corp. of America in patent infringement action. Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. et al. (Del. Case No. 1:17-CV-00295-LPS-CJB) (Current Firm Clients)
  • Counsel for Ajinomoto Co., Ltd., Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Group, Inc., Ajinomoto North America, Inc., Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc., and Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. in patent infringement action. Kyowa Hakko Bio, Co., Ltd. et al v. Ajinomoto Co., Ltd. et al. (Del. Case No. 1:17-cv-00313-VAC-SRF) (Current Firm Clients)
  • Lead counsel for Grupo Petrotemex, S.A. de C.V. and DAK Americas LLC in patent infringement action concerning crystallization of polyethylene terephthalate. Grupo Petrotemex, S.A. de C.V. and DAK Americas LLC v. Polymetrix AG (Minn. Case No. 16-cv-02401 SRN-HB) (Current Firm Client)
  • Lead counsel for Command Web Offset Company, Inc., Sandy Alexander, Inc., Specialty Promotions, Inc., and Worzalla Publishing Company in Multi-District patent infringement litigation concerning patents relating generally to methods for receiving customer files, using a computer network to perform various prepress functions, and creating a PDF file. In re CTP Innovations, LLC Patent Litigation Actions (MDL Case No. 14-md-02581-MJG) (Current Firm Clients)
  • Counsel for Plastic Omnium Advanced Innovation and Research in patent infringement action regarding automotive fuel tank assemblies. Plastic Omnium Advanced Innovation and Research v. Donghee America, Inc. et al. (Del. Case No. 1-16-cv-00187)
  • Lead counsel for Toyota and Subaru in patent infringement action concerning RFID-based vehicle immobilization.  Rydex, Ltd. v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. et al. (S.D. Texas Case No. 11-cv-00122; Federal Circuit Appeal Nos. 2013-1462, -1463) (Current Firm Clients)
  • Lead counsel for Toyota in patent infringement action concerning event data recorder technology.  Hagenbuch v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (N.D. Illinois Case No. 1:13-cv-06713) (Current Firm Client)
  • Lead counsel for Toyota and the Regents of the University of Minnesota in declaratory judgment actions concerning bioactive compositions, UV-stabilized protein-polymer compositions, and polymeric coatings.  Reactive Surfaces LTD LLP v. Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.. (W.D. Texas Case No. 1:13-cv-01098) Reactive Surfaces LTD LLP v. Toyota Motor Corp. (W.D. Texas Case No. 1:14-cv-01009) (Current Firm Clients) 
  • Represented Valeo in multiple patent infringement actions regarding windshield wiper blade technology.  Federal-Mogul Corp. et al. v. Valeo, Inc. et al. (E.D. Mich. Case No. 2:13-cv-11627); Valeo, Inc. et al. v. Federal-Mogul Corp. et al. (E.D. Mich. Case No. 2:13-cv-14393); Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (ITC Investigation Nos. 337-TA-928 and 337-TA-937) (Current Firm Client)
  • Represented LG Display Co., Ltd. in patent infringement action regarding certain display technology. Industrial Technology Research Institute v. LG Electronics, Inc. et al. (S.D. California Case No. 3:13-cv-2016) (Current Firm Client)

Other representative matters include:

  • Represented international manufacturer of pneumatic devices in Section 337 proceeding involving connectors used in pneumatic devices.
  • Represented domestic mobile telephone company in Section 337 proceeding involving mobile electronic devices.
  • Represented leading steel manufacturer in district court action involving steel production.
  • Represented international manufacturer of silicon microphones in Section 337 proceeding involving silicon microphone packages.
  • Represented a domestic sporting goods technology company in multiple patent infringement actions in various district courts and the Federal Circuit concerning GPS-based golf rangefinders. 
  • Represented major international automobile manufacturer in multiple patent infringement actions in various district courts and the Federal Circuit concerning automatic transmission and hybrid electric vehicle technologies.
  • Represented international manufacturer of video conferencing technology in various district court actions involving video coding technology.
  • Represented international medical device maker in various district court actions involving medical device technologies.
  • Represented leading global manufacturer of gas turbine engines in various district courts concerning gas turbine engine technology for use in airplanes and marine vessels.
  • Represented major international manufacturer of microlithography products in a Section 337 proceeding concerning microlithography-related technologies.