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

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


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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.

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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.

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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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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.

Jay E. Rowe, Jr., Ph.D.

Jay E. Rowe, Jr., Ph.D.

Patent Agent ∙ US Office
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Jay E. Rowe Jr., Ph.D., is a registered patent agent in the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution group, writing and revising patent applications and representing clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), from filing to allowance.

Dr. Rowe has 25 years of hands-on experience in organic synthesis and process chemistry, serving as a former research chemist, Director of Research and Development, and Vice President of Operations for several specialty chemical companies. He is the inventor of three patents directed to textile dyes and liquid dye compositions. While earning his Ph.D. in organic chemistry, his thesis work focused on the study of photochemistry and related synthetic organic processes. He earned a Master of Business Administration while working in the specialty chemicals industry.


  • Lehigh University (Ph.D.)
    • Organic Chemistry
  • Saint Joseph’s University (M.B.A.)
  • Bucknell University (B.S.)
    • Chemistry


  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society