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

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


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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 Ranks Again in The Legal 500

  • June 12, 2020
  • Firm News

Oblon was recognized by The Legal 500 as one of America’s leading firms in Patent Prosecution, Re-Examination and Post Grant Proceedings for the 12th straight year. Each year, Legal 500 analyzes the capabilities and strengths of law firms across the world through extensive research and client feedback. In the 2020 rankings, Legal 500 noted that Oblon is one of the most prolific patent prosecution practices in the market. The U.S. Legal 500 said, “The group traditionally acts for an impressive string of international clients, including many Japanese companies who also benefit from the firm's presence in Tokyo.”