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

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


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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.

Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.

Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.

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