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

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


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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.

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.

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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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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.

Managing Partner ∙ US Office
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Representative Matters

  • Representing a manufacturer of corrective lenses, defendant, in a patent litigation against patent owner in the Middle District of Florida (AlphaMicron, Inc. v. Transitions Optical, Inc. et al; 8:19-cv-01068-SDM-JSS).
  • Representing a veterinary pharmaceutical company, patent owner, in a patent litigation against accused infringers in the District of Maine (BIOMUNE COMPANY v. CLEAR H2O INC 2:19-cv-00099-JAW).
  • Represented a manufacturer of corrective lenses, patent owner, in a patent litigation against accused infringers in the Middle District of Florida (Essilor International et al. v. JDP Holdings et al; 8-16-cv-00867)
  • Represented US company in the clothing industry, design patent owner, against multiple US companies in Southern District of New York and at the CAFC (High Point Design v. Buyer’s Direct. 12-1455)
  • Representing companies in post grant proceeding to challenge competitor’s patent (e.g., IPR2016-00502; IPR2016-00238; IPR2016-00239; IPR2017-00441; IPR2017-00442)
  • Represented windshield manufacturer against Mexican company in a breach of contract dispute, unjust enrichment and patent infringement action in Northern District of Ohio (Saint-Gobain Glass v. Vitro; 1-15-cv-01922)
  • Representing cosmetic company in freedom-to-operate patent analysis and due diligence related to new devices for improving skin
  • Represented auto-parts maker, utility patent owner, against US company in patent litigation in the Western District of Texas (3-13-cv-00115), the Eastern District of Michigan (Valeo North America v. Trico Products Corp, 4-15-cv-12555), and at the International Trade Commission (337-TA-964; 337-TA-937; 337-TA-928)
  • Represented auto-parts maker, patent owner, against Korean company in patent litigation in the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Represented glass manufacturer in large Due Diligence project in view of the acquisition of a US company
  • Represented international Gas and Oil Company in due diligence matters in view of investments into US companies
  • Represented member of a patent pool relating to video formats in the context of negotiations with potential licensees
  • Defended international steel maker against a US competitor who alleged patent infringement in a lawsuit filed in the district court of the Southern District of Ohio
  • Represented telecommunication company in asserting encryption patents against US competitor in a litigation in the district court of Delaware