Oblon Announces New Head of Tokyo Office

May 9, 2016 – Firm News

Alexandria, VA Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP, is pleased to announce that Oblon partner, Yuki Onoe, has been appointed as new head of the firm’s Tokyo office.

Ms. Onoe offers clients a valuable combination of legal, business, and scientific experience. Her extensive knowledge of the Japanese market and her focus on chemistry related applications will help to strengthen 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).

“Ms. Onoe’s appointment as head of our Tokyo office continues Oblon’s tradition of providing excellent legal services to our Japanese clients and underscores Oblon’s commitment to being responsive to client needs in the Japanese market as well as other Asia-based markets,” according to the firm’s Managing Partner, Bradley D. Lytle. “Ms. Onoe’s leadership in the Tokyo office will first and foremost be a benefit to our existing clients, and as well, will help to strategically expand our client base in the region,” continued Mr. Lytle.

Ms. Onoe is a partner in the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution, Pharmaceutical/Medical Devices, and Life Sciences Practice Group. Ms. Onoe prepares and prosecutes U.S. patent applications in the areas including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, nutritional supplements, optical materials, and battery components. She also provides legal opinions and counseling, and assists clients in pre-litigation investigations, discovery, and post-grant proceedings. She holds a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.

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.