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

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

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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

History

Get to know our History

1968
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

ACCOLADES

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.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR

Career

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR Career

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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Downloadable

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
E: jkern@oblon.com
T: (703) 413-3000
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