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

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

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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.

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History

Get to know our History

1968
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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ACCOLADES

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.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR

Career

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR Career

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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Downloadable

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.

Sameer  Gokhale

Sameer Gokhale

Partner ∙ US Office
E: sgokhale@oblon.com
T: (703) 412-5936
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Sameer Gokhale is a partner in the firm's Electrical Patent Prosecution group. He prosecutes patents for a diverse clientele from all over the world in electrical and mechanical fields, including printing and copying technology, semiconductors and semiconductor manufacturing, display systems, digital rights management, audio and video encoding, network security, and personal electronic devices. Additionally, as a wireless industry patent attorney, he has prosecuted patents for wireless communications technologies.

Mr. Gokhale is a knowledge leader at Oblon in the legal topics of functional claiming and statutory subject matter. He has given several presentations on how recent changes in U.S. patent law impact patent prosecution and patent enforceability related to computer-based technologies, with an emphasis on emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Big Data, Blockchain, and all aspects of Industry 4.0.

In addition, Mr. Gokhale has provided complete support for several inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, for both petitioners and patent owners, including authoring petitions, conducting and defending depositions of experts, and conducting oral hearings before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Prior to joining Oblon, Mr. Gokhale served as a Patent Examiner in display systems art at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). During that time, he reviewed patent applications related to liquid crystal display (LCD) drivers, plasma display drivers, and display input devices. He now draws upon this experience to expedite the patent prosecution process for his clients.

Before attending law school, Mr. Gokhale was an engineering consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in the fields of satellite communications and network integration. His work included evaluating systems and standards for providing network communications and Internet access to deployed military personnel.


Education

  • George Mason University School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Maryland College Park (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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