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

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


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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.

Three Oblon Partners Named "IP Stars" for 2022 by Managing IP

  • May 6, 2022
  • Firm News

Oblon is proud to announce that three partners have been recognized as “IP STARS” by Managing IP in their 2022 edition of IP STARS.

  • Philippe Signore, Ph.D.
  • John Kern
  • Eric Schweibenz

IP STARS from Managing IP creates an annual guide highlighting senior practitioners who have been recommended or identified as leaders in their jurisdiction and/or firm. Managing IP published its first legal directory in 1994 and rebranded it in 2013 as IP STARS. The research for the IP STARS guide has expanded over the years, covering over six IP practice areas and more than 70 jurisdictions, and has become the leading specialist rankings publication for the IP profession.