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

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


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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