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

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


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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.

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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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Representative Matters

  • Represents a worldwide company based in Japan, which manufactures electrical and architectural equipment and produces photovoltaic panels. He protects the company’s core technologies for information and communications systems and electronic devices, obtaining certified patents aimed at increasing recognition of its technologies as international standards.
  • Represents one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of electric and electronic equipment. He protects the company’s highly diversified technological products and intellectual property interests in the U.S. Additionally, he helps manage the global technology patent portfolio for the biggest and most technology-intensive affiliates of this client.
  • Represents a global security company that employs more than 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. As part of this work, he has drafted applications for defense matters and government contracts.
  • Represents a leading European telecommunications company, handling its U.S. portfolio, which includes applications related to encryption, software interfaces and network interoperability.