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

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


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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.

Kyu Ah Kim, Ph.D.

Technical Advisor
T: (703) 412-7033
F: (703) 413-2220
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Kyu Ah Kim, Ph.D. is a technical advisor in the firm's Chemical Patent Prosecution group focusing on patent preparation and prosecution for domestic and international clients. Dr. Kim’s technical experience includes extensive knowledge in medicinal chemistry, biotechnology, analytical chemistry, pharmaceuticals and therapeutics, radioactive element chemistry, medical diagnostics, organometallic chemistry, catalysis, chemical separation processes, fermentation, filtration, crosslinking, protein, peptide, biomolecule, enzyme, harvesting, NMR, organic chemistry, small molecule, material characterization, biocatalyst, biochemistry, chemical engineering, bioengineering, and chemical/pharmaceutical technologies.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Kim worked at an international pharmaceutical company focusing on the process development of HPV vaccines. As a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, she studied medicinal chemistry research. 


  • George Mason University
    • Chemistry and BioChemistry, Ph.D.
  • Yonsei University
    • Chemistry, M.S.


  • Korean