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

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


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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 Partners Recognized in IAM Patent 1000 2020

  • June 12, 2020
  • Firm News

Oblon’s Patent Prosecution practice and partners from the firm’s Chemical, Electrical & Mechanical and Litigation practices have received top national rankings in the 2020 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

The following firm partners were selected as Leading Patent Professionals in the DC Metro Area: J. Derek Mason, Marina Miller, Daniel Pereira, Vincent Shier, and Philippe Signore. Partners Alexander Hadjis and Eric Schweibenz were recognized in both the DC Metro Area and on the National level. Yuki Onoe was recognized on the International level for her prosecution work in Japan.

The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020 is a stand-alone publication that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe.