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

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


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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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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.

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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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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.

Dale M. Shaw

Dale M. Shaw

Technical Advisor
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Dale M. Shaw is a Technical Adviser in the firm's Electrical and Mechanical Patent Prosecution groups. Mr. Shaw will assist in the review of allowed applications to ensure high quality patents.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Shaw spent 35 years working at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He started his career in 1983 as an examiner in the measuring and testing and arithmetic circuits. He also participated in a reclassification project reclassifying the arithmetic circuit arts in 1988. As a primary Examiner Mr. Shaw also was a classroom instructor for the Patent Academy. He became an Supervisory Patent Examiner (SPE) in Group 230, now TC 2300.

Mr. Shaw then became a Program and Resources Administrator for the Board of Patent Appeals and Interference (BPAI), now the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, where he reviewed patent applications to determine if an application was ready for a decision on appeal and assisted people who had questions about the appeal process. In addition, he updated the Board's computer system updating a five station Local Area Network (LAN) to a web based database system, making it easier to for Board staff to enter data. In addition, Mr. Shaw also was a Lecturer at the Patent Academy on PTAB procedure. During his tenure at the Board, Mr. Shaw received a Department of Commerce Bronze Medal, an Exceptional Career Award, and a Distinguished Career Award.

Then in 2013 Mr. Shaw joined the Stakeholder Outreach and Patents Ombudsman Office, where he assisted applicants when the normal processing has stalled, helping to get applications back on track. In addition, Mr. Shaw was an Emcee for the AIPLA's Legal Secretaries & Administrators Conference, as well as an Lecturer about the Patents Ombudsman Program. Lastly, Mr. Shaw participated as a facilitator in the USPTO's Strategic Leadership Forum.