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

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


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Fast Facts

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.

The Virginia 500 – The 2021 Power List

  • October 4, 2021
  • Firm News
  • Virginia Business

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Virginia Business released their second annual edition of the Virginia 500: The 2021 Power List.  These 500 professionals are recognized as Virginia’s most powerful and influential leaders in business, government, politics and education.  Congratulations to Philippe J.C. Signore who was recognized among 34 of the top professionals in the Law category.