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

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


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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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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.

USPTO Announces Termination of Rospatent as an ISA and IPEA for International Applications

  • June 1, 2022
  • Firm News

Further to our previous communication of May 6, 2022, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a brief update on June 1, 2022, regarding the termination of the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) as an International Search Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examination Authority (IPEA) for international applications.

Specifically, the USPTO notified Rospatent of the USPTO’s intent to terminate their agreement concerning Rospatent functioning as an ISA and IPEA for international applications received by the USPTO as a Receiving Office under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The USPTO indicated that the termination takes effect on December 1, 2022.  Before this date, the USPTO advises applicants filing international applications under the PCT to exercise caution before selecting Rospatent as an ISA or IPEA.

 We will provide more information as it becomes available.