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

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

Frank J. West

Frank J. West

Partner ∙ US Office
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Frank J. West is a partner in the firm's Litigation, ITC Litigation, Pharmaceutical/Medical Devices, and Patent Interferences practice groups, representing a wide range of U.S. and foreign companies, their affiliates and subsidiaries. His practice includes district court litigations, including abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) cases, Federal Circuit appeals and 337 actions before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Mr. West has extensive experience litigating patent disputes in the federal district courts across a broad spectrum of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, hard disks, wireless communication devices, paper products, cosmetics and coated glass. He is especially skilled at handling Hatch-Waxman cases involving pharmaceuticals, explaining complex concepts in court, and handling expert witness preparation and testimony.

Mr. West is a Certified Licensing Professional and also drafts and negotiates contractual agreements on behalf of clients. He further conducts due diligence reviews and advises his clients in devising best practices to protect their intellectual property, including lifecycle management of products and related intellectual property.


  • Georgetown University
    • Post-J.D. studies
  • University of Kansas School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Kansas (M.B.A.)
  • Baker University (B.A., magna cum laude)
    • Phi Alpha Delta


  • Virginia
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Missouri Supreme Court
  • Virginia Supreme Court


  • Spanish

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association 
    • Vice Chair person, Patent Damages Subcommittee 2018
    • Chair person, Patent Damages Subcommittee 2019
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, International Law Section, and Arbitration Section
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association