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

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


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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.

Two Oblon Partners Named "IP Stars" in Managing Intellectual Property Magazine 2021 Edition

  • July 1, 2021
  • Firm News

Oblon is proud to announce that two partners have been recognized by Managing Intellectual Property’s Magazine as “IP Stars” in their 2021 edition. 

  • Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.
  • John Kern

Alexander Englehart is named a Rising Star in their 2021 edition. 

In addition to the individual honorees listed above, Oblon has been ranked nationally for its work in the areas of Patent Prosecution and PTAB Litigation; and has been ranked in Virginia as a highly recommended firm for Intellectual Property.