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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Of Counsel ∙ US Office
E: fwest@oblon.com
T: (703) 412-7049
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Frank J. West is an Of Counsel attorney 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.


Education

  • 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

Admissions

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

Languages

  • 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

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