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

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


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Fast Facts

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.

A few ways to

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.

Richard D. Kelly

Richard D. Kelly

Senior Partner ∙ US Office
T: (703) 412-6241
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Past Events

LES Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Tokyo

Schedule : at Tokyo, Japan

LESI Annual Conference 2012

Schedule : at Auckland, New Zealand

Oblon, Spivak Celebrates 40 Years

Schedule : at The Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan