Michael A. Oblon
Michael Oblon is an intellectual property lawyer and a partner at JONES DAY® – One Firm Worldwide℠, in Washington, DC. Michael focuses on patent and trade secret litigation and counseling for clients (from startups to Fortune 100 corporations) that develop software, electronics, electromechanical and communications-related products. He also develops company-specific trade secret policies and manages patent portfolios (including strategic patent prosecution) for several leading companies in these fields.
Oblon negotiates tech transfer, licensing, and joint development/collaboration agreements and performs diligence reviews in connection with investment or M&A. Michael has taught courses and provided guest lectures for engineering and business school students at the University of Maryland, the University of Virginia, and the University of Pennsylvania. He provides seminars about intellectual property at various corporations, and he has been quoted in articles in leading IP legal publications. Michael has a BSEE from the University of Virginia; and his JD from Harvard Law School.