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

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


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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.

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