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

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


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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.

Yuki  Onoe

Yuki Onoe

Partner ∙ Tokyo Office
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Yuki Onoe is a partner and Co-Head of the Chemical Practice Group. Ms. Onoe also serves as head of the Tokyo office and is a partner in the Life Sciences and Litigation Practice Groups. Ms. Onoe prepares and prosecutes U.S. patent applications in the areas including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, optical materials, and battery components. Ms. Onoe is particularly skilled in the interdisciplinary areas involving artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) and the chemical/pharmaceutical technologies. She provides legal opinions and counseling, and assists clients in pre-litigation investigations, discovery, and post-grant proceedings.

Ms. Onoe has previously worked at a patent law firm in Osaka, Japan. She also worked at an IP boutique in Chicago where she focused on prosecuting chemistry-related applications.

A Japanese national educated both in Japan and the United States, Ms. Onoe is particularly skilled in communicating with Japanese companies and explaining various issues involving legal and technical matters.


  • The John Marshall Law School (J.D.)
  • Georgetown University (M.S.)
    • Computational Linguistics
  • Osaka University (M.S.)
    • Chemistry
  • Osaka University (B.S.)
    • Chemistry


  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals - selected as Top Patent Professional (2019-2020)


  • Japanese

Professional Affiliations

  • Phi Delta Phi