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

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


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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 2022"

  • November 4, 2021
  • Firm News

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

Metropolitan (D.C.) Rankings: Tier 1
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Patent Law