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

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


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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.

Eight Oblon Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers 2021

  • August 20, 2020
  • Firm News

Eight Oblon attorneys have been named to the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, and has been a publisher for more than three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. The attorneys below have been nominated and reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise. These are the Oblon attorneys who are listed in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Best Lawyers in America:

Michael R. Casey Ph.D. (2020)

  • Patent Law

Charles L. Gholz (2010)

  • Litigation - Patent

Derek Mason (2020)

  • Patent Law

Arthur I. Neustadt (2006)

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law

Norman F. Oblon (2011)

  • Patent Law

Andrew M. Ollis (2020)

  • Patent Law

Eric W. Schweibenz (2020)

  • Patent Law

Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch:

Grace E. Kim (2021)

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent Law