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

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


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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