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

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


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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.

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