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

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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Telephone: 703-413-3000
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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.

Peifang  Tian, Ph.D.

Peifang Tian, Ph.D.

Patent Agent ∙ US Office
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Peifang Tian, Ph.D. is a patent agent in the firm's Electrical and Mechanical Practice Group. She has drafted and prosecuted applications for domestic and foreign companies in a wide array of technologies, including video coding, telecommunications, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, automotive related technologies, computer software, semiconductor processing and devices, medical devices, and consumer electronics.

Prior to joining Oblon, Dr. Tian has worked in academia for twelve years, first at University of California, San Diego as an Assistant Project Scientist and then at John Carroll University as an Assistant and Associate Professor. She also gained industrial R&D experiences as an optical engineer at the Global Research Center of General Electric. As a result, she has extensive research and engineering experiences in organic light emitting devices (OLEDs), optical systems, biomedical imaging and its applications in neuroscience research.

Dr. Tian holds US, European, and German patent(s) for her work on OLEDs and holographic data storage. She has more than twenty peer-reviewed publications. Her work on a new ultrafast laser spectroscopic technology was considered a significant achievement in the field and published in Science.


  • Princeton University (Ph.D.)
    • Electrical Engineering
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (M.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering


  • Chinese