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

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


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About Our

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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.

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.

Colin B. Harris

Colin B. Harris

Partner ∙ US Office
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Colin B. Harris is a partner in Oblon's Patent Prosecution group, and a co-chair of the firm's Industrial Designs practice group. In addition to his extensive experience drafting and prosecuting design and utility patent applications, he regularly provides counseling related to securing and enforcing industrial design rights from the product development stage through pre-litigation and litigation.

Mr. Harris advises clients operating in diverse fields such as automotive and aerospace technologies, packaging (such as pods for coffee machines and adjustable pepper grinders), consumer electronics (such as home appliances, watches, telephones, televisions, and printers), traditional and renewable energy (such as solar panels and batteries), semiconductor manufacturing, and medical devices. Mr. Harris also provides client counseling, including clearance reviews, and infringement and validity opinions for utility patents.

Mr. Harris also has experience with utility and design patents in post-grant proceedings at the USPTO.

Mr. Harris is an adjunct professor at the George Mason School of Law where he teaches a course on U.S. design patent law. Mr. Harris routinely lectures at conferences and webinars on the topic of design rights in the U.S. and abroad. He also co-founded and is a regular contributor of the blog, a blog on protecting and enforcing industrial design rights. Mr. Harris co-authored an article on design patent damages that appeared in the ABA's Landslide® magazine.


  • George Mason University School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Virginia (B.S.)
    • Mechanical Engineering


  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), member, Industrial Designs Committee