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

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


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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.

Oblon Mourns the Death of Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

  • July 8, 2022
  • Firm News

The shocking and tragic death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is very sad news. On behalf of the Oblon firm and all of our professionals here in the U.S. and Japan, we offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to the people of Japan.

Mr. Abe was the longest-serving Prime Minister in Japanese history and was an important leader on the world stage for many years.  Under his leadership, the friendship between the U.S. and Japan was greatly strengthened.  He will be greatly missed.