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

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


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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.

Hot Topics in Section 337 (ITC) Investigations

Schedule :

Oblon co-hosted a webinar with IAM and Lexology webinars entitled "Hot Topics in Section 337 (ITC) Investigations." This webinar was led by Christopher Ricciuti and Eric Schweibenz, on November 16 at 11:00am ET. 

Due to the speed at which cases progress before the Agency and the potential to secure an exclusion order enjoining importation of infringing goods, the ITC is a popular venue for patent owners that want to aggressively defend their intellectual property. Based on the current state of the law surrounding discretionary denials of co-pending inter partes review (IPR) petitions and proposed IPR legislation, the popularity of the ITC is increasing. During this webinar, we will discuss a number of key aspects and hot topics in Section 337 Investigations, including:
  • Providing an overview of the ITC and recent ITC statistics
  • Breaking down typical ITC/IPR timelines and explaining why IPRs are valuable even though the ITC will outpace the PTAB in most cases
  • Providing an overview of recent IPR statistics, including an analysis of the interplay between ITC litigation and discretionary IPR denials
  • Reviewing the “Restoring the America Invents Act” bill proposed by Senator Leahy – VT (D) and co-sponsor by Senator Cornyn – TX (R).