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

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

Soumya  Panda

Soumya Panda

Senior Attorney ∙ US Office
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Soumya (Soum) Panda is an senior attorney in the firm's Electrical Patent Prosecution and Post Grant Practice group. Mr. Panda drafts and prosecutes patent applications for both domestic and foreign clients in a variety of technology areas, including in a wide range of electrical technologies including wireless communications and networking, digital signal and image processing, medical devices, semiconductors, fiber optics, computer architecture, finger print sensors, and LED displays. Mr. Panda has also prepared invalidity and non-infringement opinions in these same technology areas.

Mr. Panda also has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies before the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB).  Mr. Panda has been involved in numerous post-grant proceedings representing both petitioners and patent owners.  Mr. Panda is also a member of the Federal Circuit where he has successfully defended PTAB decisions favorable to his clients.

In addition to his Post Grant work, Mr. Panda has experience representing clients in patent infringement proceedings in several district courts.

Mr. Panda graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he served as Senior Editor of the Law Review and participated in the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court competition. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Steven J. McAuliffe of the United States District Court of New Hampshire.


  • Franklin Pierce Law Center (J.D.)
  • University of Colorado (M.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering
  • University of Colorado (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering


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