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


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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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Nicholas  Rosa, Ph.D.

Nicholas Rosa, Ph.D.

Patent Agent ∙ US Office
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Nicholas Rosa, Ph.D. is a patent agent in the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution group, focusing on patent preparation and prosecution for domestic and international clients. His expertise covers a wide array of technical areas including nanomaterials, semiconductor devices, magnetic materials, rare-earth and radioactive element chemistry, optically active materials, organic and organometallic synthesis, analytical chemistry, pharmaceuticals and therapeutics, materials characterization, automated data collection and processing, machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI), medical devices, and medical diagnostic hardware and software.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Rosa worked as a Department of Energy ORISE fellow at the US Food and Drug Administration in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health where he worked on topics including developed testing and validation methods for new cancer detection and treatment technologies, diagnostics from biometric devices, and strategies for automated healthcare validation. During his graduate studies, he synthesized and investigated magnetic semiconducting materials for applications ranging from computing and consumer electronics to biomedical imaging and diagnostics. Before beginning his doctoral work, he developed new antimalarial pharmaceutical candidates.

Dr. Rosa has developed a passion and skill for clearly and concisely translating complex topics to accessible language by teaching. He has published original research in top-tier scientific journals and has been invited to speak at conferences across the globe. He has instructed college chemistry lectures and laboratory courses for over fifteen semesters, individually mentored over ten graduates and undergraduate researchers, and ran outreach lectures and demos in elementary and middle schools across the Washington DC area.

He draws from this diverse background to ensure that each client receives a top quality service and experience from the inventions they entrust to the firm.


  • Georgetown University (Ph.D.) Chemistry
  • Caltech (B.S.) Chemistry & Biology


  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Awards & Honors

  • US Department of Energy ORISE Fellow, 2018
  • National Science Foundation EAPSI Fellow, 2015
  • Espenscheid Fellowship, Georgetown University, 2012
  • Reed and Ruth Brantley Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, Caltech, 2009
  • Elected Chemistry Department Graduate Student Government Representative, Georgetown University, 2014-2017
  • Elected President of Ricketts House, Caltech, 2009


  • Haydee Dalafu, Nicholas Rosa, Derak James, Dane Romar C. Asuigi, Michael McNamara, Akira Kawashima, Shun Omagari, Takayuki Nakanishi, Yasuchika Hasegawa, and Sarah L. Stoll. “Solid-State and Nanoparticle Synthesis of EuSxSe1-x Solid Solutions”. Chemistry of Materials (2018). 30 (9). 2954-2964.
  • Nicholas Rosa, Haydee Dalafu, Shun Omagari, Akira Kawashima, Takayuki Nakanishi, Yasuchika Hasegawa, & Sarah L. Stoll. Synthesis and Magneto-optical Properties of Europium Sulfide-Europium Selenide Solid Solution Colloidal Nanocrystals” In: 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 2016, Philadelphia, PA.
  • William Boncher, Haydee Dalafu, Nicholas Rosa, & Sarah Stoll. “Europium Chalcogenide Magnetic Semiconductor Nanostructures”. Coordination Chemistry Reviews (2015) 289-290
  • Nicholas Rosa, William L. Boncher, Michael McNamara, & Sarah L. Stoll. “Synthesis and Magnetic Properties of Europium Chalcogenide Nanoparticles”. In: International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem 2015), December, 2015, Honolulu, HI.
  • Daniel P. Iwaniuk, Eric D. Whetmore, Nicholas Rosa, Kekeli Ekoue-Kovi, John Alumasa, Angel C. deDios, Paul D. Roepe, & Christian Wolf. “Synthesis and antimalarial activity of new chloroquine analogues carrying a multifunctional linear side chain”. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry (2009) 17. 6560-6566.


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Japanese (basic)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Chemical Society of Washington
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • US JSPS Alumni Association