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

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


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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.

A few ways to

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.

One Oblon Partner named "IP Stars" and Two Attorneys named "Rising Stars" by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

  • April 24, 2019
  • Firm News
  • Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Oblon is proud to announce that three partners have been named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property’s magazine. Partner Philippe Signore  ranked nationally as “IP Stars” in 2019. Alexander Englehart and Chris Ricciuti have been named “Rising Stars” for 2019.

In addition to the individual honorees listed above, Oblon is ranked nationally for its work in the areas of Patent Prosecution and PTAB Litigation, and is highly recommended in Virginia for Intellectual Property.

MIP’s listing of the country’s leading intellectual property attorneys is based on surveys and interviews with peers and in-house counsel.