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

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


Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Digital Health
Digital Health
Energy & Renewables
Energy & Renewables

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
Learn More +

Tokyo Office

Telephone: +81-3-6212-0550
Learn More +


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.

LESI 2022

Schedule : This Month

Associated People

Philippe Signore is an invited speaker at LESI 2022 in Venice, Italy on May 10, 2022 as part of a panel entitled “Global Patent Enforcement.” Dr. Signore will present recent cases relating to forum selection clauses in license and confidential agreements. 

For more information about the program, please see: