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

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


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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.

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A few ways to GET In Touch
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Telephone: 703-413-3000
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Tokyo Office

Telephone: +81-3-6212-0550
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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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Extending The Life Of A Patent In The United States

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