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

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

  • March 23, 2022
  • Firm News

On March 22, 2022, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an updated statement, based on guidance from the U.S. Department of State, confirming that it terminated engagement with the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), with the Eurasian Patent Organization, and with the national intellectual property office of Belarus.

The USPTO also reiterated that it has stopped granting new Global Patent Prosecution Highway (Global PPH or GPPH) requests that are based on work performed by Rospatent, and that it will terminate previously granted Global PPH requests that are based on work performed by Rospatent as the Office of Earlier Examination (OEE). Such applications previously granted special status will revert to “the regular processing and examination queue” and “will no longer be treated as GPPH applications at the USPTO.” 

The updated statement also directs any questions regarding interactions with Rospatent to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Finally, the updated statement warns applicants filing under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) that selecting Rospatent as the International Searching Authority (ISA) or International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) “may prevent successful processing of international applications under the PCT, including the transmittal of required fees through financial institutions.”

The USPTO’s updated statement was announced on March 22 by email to stakeholders and on its website, at: and at:

We will provide more information as it becomes available.