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

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

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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

History

Get to know our History

1968
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

ACCOLADES

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.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR

Career

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR Career

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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Downloadable

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.

Patent Term Adjustment - A Dollar Won is Twice as Sweet as a Dollar Earned

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In this webinar we discussed the important topic of patent term adjustment (PTA) under 35 U.S.C. §154(b). Led primarily by the pharmaceutical industry where every day could mean millions of dollars, the USPTO regulations for calculating PTA have been under assault.  From Wyeth v. Kappos, 591 F.3d 1364, 93 USPQ2d (Fed. Cir. 2010) to Chudik v. Hirshfeld, 987 F.3d 1033, 1039 (Fed. Cir. 2021), the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has been asked to review and has frequently found the USPTO’s regulations to be incorrect.   In this webinar we will discuss the current state of PTA, pitfalls applicants frequently fall into, and provide practical prosecution advice.  We also cover the interplay between PTA and obvious-type double patenting following Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp. v. Sandoz, Inc., 3:17-cv-05319-FLW-DEA, 2021 (D.N.J. Mar. 22, 2021).

This webinar was led by Vincent Shier and Richard Kelly.