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

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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Fed. Circ.'s PTAB Ruling Casts Spotlight On Arbitration Pacts

  • September 14, 2021
  • Article
  • Law360

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Associated Practices

Christopher Ricciuti is quoted in the Law360 article "Fed. Circ.'s PTAB Ruling Casts Spotlight On Arbitration Pacts."