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

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


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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.

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Past Events

AIPLA 2022 Spring Meeting

Schedule :

2021 AIPLA Annual Meeting

Schedule : at National Harbor

2019 AIPLA Annual Meeting

Schedule : at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center