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

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


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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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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.

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

  • December 22, 2021
  • Article
  • 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.