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

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


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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.

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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.

UPDATE: USPTO Notice of Proposed Rulemaking RE: Electronic Issuance of U.S. Patents

  • December 15, 2021
  • Firm News

Further to our recent communication of December 10, 2021 (linked here), regarding the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)’s proposed transition to electronic issuance of U.S. patents and U.S. trademark registration certificates in 2022, the USPTO has now issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register.

A copy of the Notice from the Federal Register may be viewed at:

The USPTO is requesting public comments on the Notice until February 14, 2022.

We will keep you updated regarding further developments pertaining to this Notice.