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

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


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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.

Patent-Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. 101 in Life Sciences & Computer Arts - Are We There Yet?

Schedule : at UK & JPN (Live Webinar)

Associated People

The webinar will focus on the challenges in obtaining patent eligible claims in the diagnostic, computer implemented, and mechanical arts. While the arts are different, the case law in each is instructive for all of the arts. Application of current USPTO guidelines during patent prosecution will be discussed, as well as relevant case law that applies to obtaining patent eligible claims in these arts. The webinar will not only look at the present but provide suggestions where the courts may end up and how to avoid the potential pitfalls. Finally, the webinar will distill the USPTO guidelines and case law to suggest best practices for patent drafting and prosecution to avoid rejection or invalidation under 35 U.S.C. 101. 

Speakers: Marina Miller & Anna Lloyd