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

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


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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.

Matthew H. Everhart, Ph.D.

Matthew H. Everhart, Ph.D.

Patent Agent ∙ US Office
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Matthew H. Everhart, Ph.D., is a patent agent in the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution group. With research experience spanning the decade prior to joining the firm, Dr. Everhart has a deep intuitive command of polymer science, materials science, synthetic chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and analytical chemistry – and has headed everything from multi-institutional, interdisciplinary collaborations to fast-paced, industrial projects. By leveraging this strong intellectual foundation with his passion for science writing and communication, Dr. Everhart is able to efficiently prosecute the extraordinary inventions that clients entrust to the firm.

For example, Dr. Everhart has prosecuted adhesives, agricultural agents, automotive components, circuit boards, cleaning solutions, industrial processes, lubricants, magnets, metallic compositions, OLED displays, paints, plastics, polymers, semiconductor devices and compositions, shape memory materials, solar cells, solid-state batteries, working fluids, and 3D-printing compositions; and has personal research experience including polymer synthesis (e.g., ATRP, FRP), organometallic catalysis, materials characterization (e.g., rheometry, SEM, AFM, NMR, GC-MS, DLS, TGA, DSC), acoustically active materials, biomedical materials, soft robotics, molecular machines, semiconductor device fabrication, enhanced oil recovery, and polymer brushes, composites, and gels.


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D.)
    • Chemistry
  • Williams College (B.A.)
    • Chemistry


  • UNC Research Fellow, 2014-2018
  • Elected Associate Member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, Williams College Chapter of The Society, 2011
  • Class of 1960 Scholar in Chemistry, Williams College, 2010
  • Summer Research Fellow, Leiden University (sponsored by Williams College), 2010
  • Summer Research Fellow, Williams College, 2009

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  • Sigma Xi, Member, 2011-2018