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

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


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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.

Patents and the Expectation of Success Doctrine

Schedule : Next Month

Associated People

Daniel Pereira will be speaking at the "Patents and the Expectation of Success Doctrine: What is Reasonable, Tension with Enablement, Best Practices for Patent Drafting and Prosecution," hosted by Strafford Webinars on January 13th at 1pm.