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

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


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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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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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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.

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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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Telephone: 703-413-3000
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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 Recognizes Oblon Spivak As A Leading Virginia Litigation Firm

  • March 25, 2010
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For Immediate Release

March 25, 2010

Alexandria, Va. -- The intellectual property law firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P., has been recognized in the 2010 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, “Since 1968, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt has satisfied clients with its stellar litigation team. The firm is best known for its work in intellectual property law, with emphasis on design patent, trademark and copyright disputes. The firm has an international presence with an office in Tokyo to supplement the firm’s Alexandria location.”

Benchmark is published by Legal Media Group, part of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, and is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the U.S. Its researchers conduct extensive face-to-face interviews over a year-long period in order to get the most accurate feedback about the market. In compiling its guide, Benchmark’s researchers conducted extensive interviews with leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel to determine the top firms and attorneys for litigation in the United States. The firms selected for the list are renowned within the business and legal communities for the quality of their trial work and their litigation professionals. The full list of firms included in the 2010 guide can be found at

Assisting clients for 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, copyright and patent interference services.