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

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

Technologies

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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

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.

A few of our

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.

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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Downloadable

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.

Grace E. Kim

Grace E. Kim

Partner ∙ US Office
E: gkim@oblon.com
T: (703) 412-1425
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Beyond the Office

  • Grace was born in Queens, New York and grew up in Long Island with her younger sister and brother.
  • Music has always been an important aspect in her life, so much so that she almost majored in classical music! Grace can play the violin and the cello and started taking private violin lessons in Kindergarten. While still in high school, Grace went on a two-week tour in Italy and France, where she played the violin with her string ensemble.
  • When she was a patent agent at Oblon, she traveled to Munich Germany, for a 2 week Intellectual Property Study abroad course – where she visited local biergartens and even jumped into the Eisbach River at the Englischer Garten! 
  • When not practicing law, she can be found snowboarding in the winter and playing golf in the summer. She enjoys snowboarding so much that she went snowboarding twice in Switzerland this year and accompanied our international guests on another snowboarding trip shortly after.
  • Grace loves traveling, trying new foods, hanging out with her friends and staying active. Aside from snowboarding and golf, some of her favorite activities include: painting, taking Pilates or kickboxing classes and indoor rock climbing.