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

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

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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.

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1968
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.

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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.

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Oblon's professionals provide industry-leading IP legal services to many of the world's most admired innovators and brands.

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Long  Phan, Ph.D.

Long Phan, Ph.D.

Technical Advisor ∙ US Office
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Long Phan, Ph.D. is a technical advisor in the firm’s Electrical and Mechanical Patent Prosecution practice group where he focuses on drafting patent applications and patent prosecution. In particular, Dr. Phan has expertise in a wide array of technological fields and has worked with clients in semiconductor fabrication, medical devices and imaging, artificial intelligence (AI), optics, cosmetic devices, and mechanical systems.

During his graduate studies, Dr. Phan’s materials science training focused on cephalopod-inspired protein films with mechanically/chemically/electrically reconfigurable visible and infrared (IR) reflectance properties for camouflage applications. Through this work, he has gained valuable experience in device microfabrication (lithography, CVD, etch, evaporation, etc.), device characterization (atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, UV-vis-NIR reflectance, etc.), and protein prep and characterization (high performance liquid chromatography, fluorescence, circular dichroism, etc.), as well as rapid prototype development. He leveraged this novel research to gain experience working with the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business and the Beall Applied Innovation technology transfer office to patent his own work and analyze potential start-up opportunities based on the developed technology.

During his research career, Dr. Phan has written successful grant proposals for $3M+ in funding, 12 publications, and 2 research patents, and also presented his work on 20+ occasions at US and international conference meetings.


Education

  • University of California, Irvine (Ph.D.)
    • Materials Science & Engineering
  • University of California, Irvine (M.S.)
    • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Columbia University (B.S.)
    • Materials Science & Engineering

Accolades

  • UCI Tech Surge Award, 2015
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation GRFP, 2013
  • Henry Samueli School of Engineering Graduate Fellowship, 2011-2013

Speeches/Events, Articles, Publications

Selected Conference Presentations

L. Phan, et al. Infrared Invisibility Stickers Inspired by Cephalopods. 2016 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, Materials Research Society, Phoenix, AZ, March 2016.

L. Phan, et al. Biophysical Characterization of Reflectin Isoforms from Squid and Cuttlefish. 251st ACS National Meeting and Exposition, American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, March 2016.

L. Phan, et al. Reconfigurable Infrared Camouflage Coatings from Cephalopod Protein. 2013 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Materials Research Society, Boston, MA, December 2013.

Selected Journal Publications

L. Phan, et al. Dynamic Materials Inspired by Cephalopods. Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 6804-6816.

L. Phan, et al. Reflectin as a Material for Neural Stem Cell Growth. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 8, 278–284.

L. Phan, et al. Infrared Invisibility Stickers Inspired by Cephalopods. J. Mater. Chem. C. 2015, 3, 6493–6498. Cover feature. 2016 J Mater. Chem. C Hot Paper.

L. Phan, et al. Reconfigurable Infrared Camouflage Coatings from a Cephalopod Protein. Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 5621–5625. Cover feature.

Patents

L. Phan, et al. Dynamic Infrared-Reflective Materials Based on Reflectin Films. U. S. Patent Application, Number US 14/723772, May 28, 2015.

L. Phan, et al. Cephalopod Proteins as Proton Conductors. U. S. Patent Application, Number US 14/559414, December 3, 2014.