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

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


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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.