ALEXANDRIA, VA—Oblon, one of the largest law firms in the U.S. focused exclusively on intellectual property law, has been ranked as the top law firm in the U.S. for most secured utility patents in 2019. For nearly 30 years, Oblon has been ranked as the leading firm for utility patents. In 2019, the firm obtained 6,098 U.S. utility patents, a 9% increase from 5,596 patents in 2018. On the heels of this recognition, the firm is also pleased to announce the promotion of Partners Yuki Onoe and Daniel J. Pereira, Ph.D. as co-heads of the Chemical Patent Prosecution Group.
Pereira is a chemical biotech patent attorney and a member of the Management Committee, the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution Group and the Life Sciences Practice Group. Onoe is head of the firm’s Tokyo office as well as a partner in the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution, Life Sciences, and Litigation Practice Groups.