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

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

  • In re Deuel (Fed. Cir. 1995)
  • In re Goodman (Fed. Cir. 1993)
  • In re Wright (Fed. Cir. 1993)
  • In re Bell (Fed. Cir. 1993)
  • In re Clay (Fed. Cir. 1992)
  • In re Baxter Travenol Labs. (Fed. Cir. 1991)
  • In re Vaeck (Fed. Cir. 1991)
  • In re Gorman (Fed. Cir. 1991)