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

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


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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.

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.

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A few ways to GET In Touch
US Office

Telephone: 703-413-3000
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Tokyo Office

Telephone: +81-3-6212-0550
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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.

Oblon, Spivak Recognized as a Recommended Litigation Firm in Virginia by Benchmark Litigation

  • October 1, 2010
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Alexandria, Va. (October 1, 2010) – The intellectual property law firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that the firm will be recognized in the 2011 edition of “Benchmark Litigation: A Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys” as a recommended litigation firm in Virginia.

In addition, Richard D. Kelly, the firm’s managing shareholder, is recognized as a “Local Litigation Star.”

Benchmark Litigation identifies the leading US trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. Focused exclusively on the US 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, while “future stars” are those litigators who are highlighted as likely to be become “local litigation stars” in coming editions. Benchmark’s independent research is conducted annually between February and June.

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.