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

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


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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

AdvanSE Life Sciences Conference 2021

Schedule : at Charleston, South Carolina

2019 KINPA Conference

Schedule :

SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum 2019

Schedule : at Miami, Florida

Interbiz Bio - Partnering & Investment Forum 2019

Schedule : at Jeju, Korea

Corporate IP Best Practice 2018 – Korea

Schedule : at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul 279 Cheonggyecheon-ro Jongno-gu Seoul 03198 South Korea