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

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


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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.

Kasumi  Kanetaka

Kasumi Kanetaka

Associate ∙ Tokyo Office
T: +81-3-6212-0553
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Kasumi Kanetaka is an associate in the firm’s Electrical and Mechanical Patent Prosecution practice groups. Her practice focuses on various aspects of patent law including patent drafting and prosecution. Ms. Kanetaka works primarily in the electrical, software, and mechanical arts.

Ms. Kanetaka has experience prosecuting Robotics, Software and Mechanical devices. 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kanetaka was a judicial intern for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and a summer associate at a boutique IP firm in Tysons, Virginia.


  • University of California, Davis School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of California, Davis
    • Aerospace Science & Engineering, B.S.
    • Mechanical Engineering, B.S. 


  • Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia


  • Japanese (Native)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (ABA) 
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)