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

Kevin L. Hartman, Ph.D.
Yin Y. Nelson, Ph.D.
Edwin D. Garlepp
Jianping (James)  Wu
James R. Love
Robert W. Downs
Eric W. Schweibenz
Nanlin  Wang, Ph.D.
J. Derek  Mason, Ph.D., CLP
Teddy S. Gron
Robert T. Pous
Yuanyi (Alex) Zhang
Kurt M. Berger, Ph.D.
Arthur I. Neustadt
Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.
Johnny  Ma
Frank J. West
Elissa L. Sanford
Kevin Ross  Davis
Tia D. Fenton
Grace E. Kim
Surinder  Sachar
Dale M. Shaw
Eckhard H. Kuesters
Aldo  Martinez
Richard D. Kelly
John S. Kern
Yorikatsu  Hohokabe, Ph.D.
Bogdan A. Zinchenko
Anna Z. Lloyd
Jay E. Rowe, Jr., Ph.D.
Vincent K. Shier, Ph.D.
Sameer  Gokhale
Colin B. Harris
Long  Phan, Ph.D.
Jenchieh (Joseph) Yuan
Kasumi  Kanetaka
Yanwen  Fei
Norman F. Oblon
Matthew H. Everhart, Ph.D.
Christopher I. Donahue
Ching-Cheng (Tony)  Chang
Marina I. Miller, Ph.D.
Kevin M. McKinley
Steven B. Chang
Peifang  Tian, Ph.D.
Thomas M. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Brian B. Darville
Tao  Feng, Ph.D.
Daniel J. Pereira, Ph.D.
John F. Presper
Alec M. Royka
Aristotelis M. Psitos
Maki  Saitoh
Robert  Tarcu
Alexander B. Englehart
Charles L. Gholz
Nicholas  Rosa, Ph.D.
Jeffrey B. McIntyre
Akihiro  Yamazaki
Chika (Teranishi) Iitoyo
Stephen G. Baxter, Ph.D.
Diane  Jones
Erik M. Stang, Ph.D.
Michael R. Casey, Ph.D.
Soumya  Panda
Andrew M. Ollis
Christopher  Ricciuti
Carl E. Schlier
Craig R. Feinberg
Yuki  Onoe
John  Sipos
Stefan Uwe  Koschmieder, Ph.D.
David M. Longo, Ph.D.
Derek  Lightner, Ph.D.
Ryan W. Smith


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Fast Facts

About Our

Law Firm

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.

Get to know our


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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GET In Touch

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.