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

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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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Telephone: 703-413-3000
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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.

UNITED STATES: Vans 'Skools' Walmart

  • July 13, 2022
  • Article
  • INTA - International Trademark Association

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Brian Darville's summary "UNITED STATES: Vans 'Skools' Walmart," is featured in the INTA Bulletin Law & Practice Perspectives. 

This article was first published in the July 13, 2022 edition of the INTA Bulletin.