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

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

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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 Ranked in Top 10 Go-To Firms for PTAB Litigation

  • February 28, 2020
  • Firm News
  • Law360

Associated Practices

Law360 released the article “These Firms Racked Up the Most Patent Work Last Decade,” which lists the top ten ‘Go-To Firms’ for Patent Plaintiffs, Patent Suit Targets, and PTAB Litigation. Oblon is ranked in the Top Ten Go-To Firms for PTAB Litigation for 2012-2019.