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


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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.

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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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.

Stefan Uwe  Koschmieder, Ph.D.

Stefan Uwe Koschmieder, Ph.D.

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Stefan Uwe Koschmieder, Ph.D., is a partner in the firm's Chemical Patent Prosecution group and co-chair of the firm’s MENA (Middle East North Africa) area practice group. He is experienced in organometallic chemistry, catalysis, polyolefin polymers, polycarbonate plastics, polymer additives, petroleum recovery and refining, and microelectronics manufacturing processes. With an M.B.A, a Ph.D. in chemistry, and several years of technical, business and marketing experience in the chemical and microelectronics industries, he offers clients a valuable combination of legal, business and technical expertise.

Dr. Koschmieder brings international business experience to his practice of law on both practical and academic levels. While employed in the chemical industry Dr. Koschmieder held both technical and management positions with international responsibility. He was one of four students selected as a participant of an international management study comparing Chinese and American business practices sponsored by the University of Houston College of Business, the National Sun Yat-Sen University College of Management (Kaohsiung Taiwan), and the Chinese Petroleum Corporation. Dr. Koschmieder was a lecturer at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany teaching Intellectual Property and Competition (Antitrust) Law (2010-2015).

Dr. Koschmieder counsels domestic and foreign clients on intellectual property portfolio management and development, opinions and patent prosecution. He has successfully prosecuted patents and defended industry-leading methods for recovering petroleum resources, petroleum exploration and development, and chemical process development, design and manufacturing. Additionally, he advises his clients on inventorship, chemical and business methods, patentability, validity and enforceability and represents them before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and in disputes in district court litigation. Dr. Koschmieder is also actively involved in establishing intellectual property programs and patent portfolios for clients based in the Middle East.

He has published more than 40 technical papers in his field and lectures in Europe on IP matters as they apply to the energy and telecommunications industries and the impact of related regulations on global companies. A German citizen, he is a fluent German speaker and has worked for and represented German companies in the chemical and microelectronics industries.


  • George Washington University Law School (J.D.)
    • Moot Court Board
    • "Best Oralist" in the Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Competition
  • University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D.)
    • Chemistry
  • Imperial College in London England
    • Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Nobel Laureate Prof. Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson
  • University of Houston (M.B.A.)
  • University of Texas at Austin (B.S.)
    • Chemistry


  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • Formerly admitted as Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi in Japan as a member of the Tokyo Dai-Ichi bar Association (2015-2016)


  • German