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

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


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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.

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