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

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


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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.

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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.

Lucas Koziol, Ph.D.

Patent Agent
T: (703) 413-2760
F: (703) 413-2220
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Lucas Koziol is a patent agent in the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution group where he focuses on patent drafting and prosecution for domestic and international clients. He has over 15 years scientific experience in computational physical chemistry, materials science, and organic chemistry.

Prior to joining Oblon, Dr. Koziol worked at a major energy company on technical projects surrounding gas storage and separation, zeolite design, and catalysis. He also collaborated with university groups to develop and apply machine-learning methods to chemical simulations.

Dr. Koziol completed his post-doc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he performed computational research on biomimetic catalysts for carbon capture and high-throughput pharmaceutical drug screening. While obtaining his graduate degree, he studied the electronic structure and spectroscopy of hydrocarbon radicals. He has published twenty-five papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. 


  • University of Southern California
    • Chemistry, Ph.D. 
  • University of California at Davis
    • Chemistry, B.S.
    • Mathematics Minor


  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Mondal A, Young JM, Barckholtz TA, Kiss G, Koziol L, Panagiotopoulos AZ, Genetic algorithm driven force field parameterization for molten alkali-metal carbonate and hydroxide salts, JCTC 2020, 16, 5736.

Young JM, Mondal A, Barckholtz TA, Kiss G, Koziol L, Panagiotopoulos, AZ, Predicting chemical reaction equilibria in molten carbonate fuel cells via molecular simulations, AIChe Journal 2020, e16988,

Koziol L, Kumar N, Wong SE, Lightstone FC, Molecular recognition of aromatic rings by flavin: electrostatics and dispersion determine ring positioning over isoalloxazine, J Phys Chem A 2013, 117, 12946.

Koziol L, Essiz SG, Wong SE, Lau EY, Valdez CA, Satcher J, Aines R, Lightstone FC, Computational analysis of a Zn-bound tris(imidazolyl) calix[6]arene aqua complex: toward incorporating second-coordination sphere effects into carbonic anhydrase biomimetics, JCTC 2013, 9, 1320.