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

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


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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