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

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


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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.

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