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

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


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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.

Life Cycle Management Using Inherent Properties in Life Sciences

Schedule : at UK & JPN (Live Webinar)

In life sciences many properties of the drug are not known until after phase 2 or 3 clinical trials, long after the basic patent has published. The properties often do not relate to new indications but properties which impact a drug’s use. The webinar will focus on leveraging these inherent properties to obtain additional patent protection and further the product’s LCM.

These webinars 30 minutes were held on March 2 and 3, 2022 and hosted by Richard Kelly and Elissa Sanford