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

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


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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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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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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.




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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.

PTAB Provides Another Example of Invalid Claims for Lack of Written Description and Enablement

  • December 22, 2021
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  • IP Litigator

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Marina Miller's article "PTAB Provides Another Example of Invalid Claims for Lack of Written Description and Enablement," was featured in the November/December edition of IP Litigator.