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

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


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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.

John S. Kern

John S. Kern

Partner ∙ US Office
T: (703) 413-3000
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