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

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


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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.

A few ways to

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.