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

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


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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.