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

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


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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 Update on Interactions with Rospatent

  • May 6, 2022
  • Firm News

Further to our previous communication of March 23, 2022, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a brief update on May 5, 2022, regarding interactions with the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent).

Specifically, the USPTO stated that “the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published General License No. 31, which authorizes certain intellectual property-related transactions in Russia, including the filing and prosecution of any application to obtain a patent, trademark, or copyright, as well as renewal and maintenance fees.”  A copy of General License No. 31 is available here:

The USPTO’s update indicates that any questions regarding General License No. 31 should be directed to OFAC.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.