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

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


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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.

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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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Representative Matters

  • Provided assistance for U.S.-based clients in prosecuting patents in the Japan Patent Office.    
  • Worked with inventors and drafted patent applications for clients in university research, computer-chip manufacturing, financial systems, and auto manufacturing. 
  • Provided patentability opinions to a leading auto manufacturer.
  • Provided research and opinion work related to unique patent prosecution matters, such as issues related to filing a patent application when there is a deceased inventor, and filing continuation-in-part applications.