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

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


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.

Benchmark Litigation Again Recognizes Oblon Spivak As A Leading Virginia Litigation Firm

  • November 17, 2011
  • Firm News

Associated People

For Immediate Release

November 17, 2011

Alexandria, Va. -- The intellectual property law firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P., has been recognized again in the 2012 edition ofBenchmark Litigation as a “Recommended Local Litigation Firm” in Virginia. Richard D. Kelly, the firm’s managing shareholder, was identified as a “Local Litigation Star.”

The guide notes about the firm, “Founded 1968, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt is one of the largest firms in the U.S. solely dedicated to intellectual property. The firm recently won a $10.9 million judgment for Saint-Gobain Autover in their patent infringement lawsuit against Chinese windshield manufacturer Xinyi Automobile Glass. The jury found the infringement to be willful, prompting the judge to double the damages and including attorney’s fees, bringing the total settlement to over $24 million.”

Benchmark Litigation identifies the leading U.S. trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. Focused exclusively on the U.S. litigation market, the publication’s rankings and editorials are the result of extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Supplementary firm information is also submitted in the form of a questionnaire. The guide’s “local litigation stars” reflect lawyers who are recommended by peers and clients to have established consistent reputations as trial attorneys. Benchmark’s independent research is conducted annually between February and June.

Assisting clients for more than 40 years, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the United States. The firm provides a full range of intellectual property services, including litigation matters in all courts, as well as trademark and copyright.