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

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


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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.

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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.

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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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US Office

Telephone: 703-413-3000
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Tokyo Office

Telephone: +81-3-6212-0550
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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.

Oblon Ranked Top Patent Firm for Biotech, Pharma, & Life Sciences

  • August 17, 2017
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For Immediate Release

August 17, 2017

Alexandria, VA – Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP, is proud to announce that the firm has been ranked as the number one patent firm for Biotech, Pharma, & Life Sciences by Juristat and second overall amongst all firms.

The ranking is based on four key metrics, as measured from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015. These metrics are: Number of Applications Filed, Allowance Rate, Average Number of Office Actions Before Allowance, and Average Time of Allowance with the ranking determined by a weighted average.

The firm attributes its high ranking to its Life Science Practice Group’s combination of a wide range of scientific, government and industry experience.  The ranking confirms the Group’s knowledge of how the FDA rules and procedures can be leveraged in the patenting process.  The Life Science Practice Group is co-headed by Stephen Baxter, Ph.D., and Richard Kelly.



About Oblon

Assisting clients for nearly 50 years, Oblon is one of the largest intellectual-property law firms in the United States. Oblon’s 110+ 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.