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

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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Prevails at PTAB on Behalf of Client Polycom

  • January 13, 2021
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Oblon litigators recently prevailed in a series of IPRs filed on behalf of client Polycom, Inc. The IPRs, filed against Patent Owner directPacket Research, Inc., resulted in every patent claim asserted by directPacket in a related district court litigation either cancelled or held unpatentable. 

For more information, read the Full Written Decisions here: IPR2019-1233, IPR1019-01234, and IPR2019-01235