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

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


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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.

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

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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)