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

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


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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.

Oblon Named a "Best Law Firm 2021"

  • November 5, 2020
  • Firm News
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings released today again list Oblon as a “Best Law Firm.” U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" uses a rigorous evaluation process to develop these rankings.

National Rankings: Tier 2

Litigation – Intellectual Property

Litigation – Patent

Patent Law

Regional Rankings: Tier 1

Washington, DC

Litigation – Intellectual Property

Litigation – Patent

Patent Law