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

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


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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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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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