Oblon Announces New Head of Tokyo Office

January 26, 2015 – Firm News

Alexandria, VA Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP, is pleased to announce that Oblon partner, Stefan Uwe Koschmieder, Ph.D., has been appointed as new head of the firm’s Tokyo office- effective immediately.

Dr. Koschmieder offers clients a valuable combination of legal, business and scientific experience. His extensive knowledge of the Japanese market and his focus on chemical and microelectronics industries will help to bolster Oblon’s presence and growth in IP markets across the region. Oblon’s Tokyo-based attorneys provide a full range of Intellectual Property services including litigation, opinions and counseling, patent prosecution, and post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

“Dr. Koschmieder’s recent appointment as head of our Tokyo office highlights our commitment and responsiveness to our Japanese client base and further expands our expertise abroad,” said Oblon Managing Partner, Bradley Lytle. “Our Tokyo office and its leadership play an essential role in Oblon’s dedication to our Japanese clients and the local market.”

Stefan Koschmieder, Ph. D., is a partner in the firm's Chemical Patent Prosecution group with expertise in organometallic chemistry, catalysis, polyolefin polymers, polycarbonate plastics, polymer additives, petroleum recovery and refining, and microelectronics manufacturing processes. He holds a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, an M.B.A. from the University of Houston, and his Ph.D and B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin.

About Oblon

Assisting clients for over 40 years, Oblon is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States. Oblon’s 130+ legal professionals provide a full range of intellectual property services to some of the world’s leading innovators. The firm is headquartered within steps of the United States Patent and Trademark Office with an affiliate office in Tokyo, Japan.