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

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


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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.

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.

Teddy S. Gron

Teddy S. Gron

Of Counsel ∙ US Office
T: (703) 413-3000
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Beyond the Office

Teddy is a man of the arts. He appreciates the arts in all forms – music, art and theatre. His favorite composer is Dmitri Shostakovich. His favorite painter is Jean-Francois Millet. His favorite playwright is Edward Albee.

Teddy has been acting for over twenty years, and has performed at the Aldersgate Church Community Theatre and at other local theatres including the Little Theatre of Alexandria and American Music Stage.

His most recent performances include:

  • 2014 – “Anne of Green Gables” – Mathew Cuthbert Aldersgate Church Community Theatre (ACCT)
  • 2013 – “Man of la Mancha” – Barber (ACCT)
  • 2012 – “Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” – Jacob (ACCT)
  • 2011 – “Twelve Angry Men” –Juror #10 (ACCT) *favorite role
  • 2010 – “The Visit” Boby/Butler – Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA)
  • 2008 – “Solitaire” LTA (NVTA One Act Play Festival; best actor nomination)

When he is not acting or practicing law, Teddy can be found playing with his four grandchildren. 

Teddy is in the dark brown jacket - third from left (Juror #10) - Twelve Angry Men.
Image Courtesy of Aldersgate Church Community Theatre.