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

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


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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 Transitions to Electronic Trademark Registration Certificates on June 7, 2022

  • April 29, 2022
  • Firm News

Continuing its march toward full electronic processing of trademark applications and registrations, the USPTO will issue U.S. trademark registration certificates electronically via the USPTO’s Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system beginning June 7, 2022. Upon issuance, the electronic registration certificate will be the official registration certificate.

The USPTO will issue the registrations electronically under the electronic signature of the Director and with a digital seal, which will authenticate the registration. The USPTO will upload the official registration certificate to the TSDR database, and an electronic notice will be emailed to the trademark owner and all email addresses of record with a link to access the certificate upon issuance. Posted with the electronic registration certificate will be information regarding registration maintenance requirements pursuant to sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act of 1946. 15 U.S.C. §§ 1058, 1141(k). Trademark owners will be able to use the emailed link to view, download, and print a complete copy of the registration certificate at no charge at any time.

After June 7, 2022, trademark owners will have the option to order paper “presentation” copies suitable for framing for a fee. Trademark owners who file an initial application on or after the implementation date will be able to order presentation copies for $25 per copy through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). Trademark owners who filed an initial application before the implementation date will be able to order one presentation copy for free. Trademark owners will continue to be able to order certified copies of their trademark registration for a fee.

After June 7, 2022, certified copies of trademark registrations can still be ordered upon payment of a fee.

The Federal Register notice regarding this change will be published on May 2, 2022 and will be available online at and on