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

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


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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 Professionals Take to the Green with our International Guests

  • June 21, 2022
  • Firm News

International Guests, Mr. Takamitsu Aisaka from Ajinomoto and Mr. Hideaki Yoshihara from Aisin Technical Center of America Inc., joined our professionals for a "Grand Slam Experience" at Oblon’s 42nd Annual International Golf Tournament at the Renditions Gold Course in Maryland, this past Wednesday. 

Pictured: Grace Kim, Mr. Aisaka, Philippe Signore, and Alec Royka