Administrative Positions

Search firms that wish to present candidates to Oblon must do so through our Recruiter. Search firms will be expected to sign a Fee Agreement before we accept any candidate(s). You will not be entitled to receive any compensation as a result of the hiring of any candidate(s) unless we have an executed Fee Agreement in place with your firm.  We do not utilize search firms on all openings.  All candidates, regardless of how presented, will be required to apply though the ADP Workforce Now portal.

Patent Agent

US Office

Oblon is seeking a Patent Agent with an advanced degree in electrical engineering and a minimum of 2 years experience drafting patent applications. This position will work directly with various entities ranging from the Fortune 500 companies engaged in protecting new inventions to startups working on cutting edge technologies. The qualified candidate will gain exposure to a variety of technologies and have the opportunity to work directly with inventors to draft detailed patent applications covering the inventors’ inventions.

Candidates must have superior technical, writing, communication and analytical skills, as well as the ability to thrive in a team environment.

Interested candidates should apply on-line and submit a resume, cover letter, transcript(s) and writing sample.

Technical Advisor

US Office

Oblon is seeking a Technical Advisor with 0-2 years of patent prosecution experience and a background in electrical engineering. Candidates must be fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Superior technical, writing and communication skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively are necessary. Industry experience, graduate level work and/or USPTO admission/experience are preferred.

Desired areas of expertise include communications; electronics; analog and digital circuitry; semiconductor design; signal processing; telecommunication; and/or computer architectures.

The firm offers substantial in-house training, in addition to an outstanding compensation package with an attractive career path trajectory.

Interested candidates should apply on-line and submit a resume, cover letter, transcript(s) and writing sample.

New Applications Proofer

US Office

Proofs new applications for accuracy to include but not limited to reviewing the client letter and all enclosures, reviewing all documents prepared by the team for accuracy and for compliance with Patent Office rules and client special instructions.

Receives new applications for initial review and log-in which consists of completing a check list to ensure that all items are enclosed with the client’s order letter and that they are the correct forms.

Obtains any missing documents from the various website.

Prepares basic non template client correspondence requesting any missing items or to clarify any discrepancies.

Sends report letters with enclosures via mail, desk top faxing, e-mail or portal.

Prepares Declarations, Assignments and Powers of Attorney for execution and forwards them using template or non-template letters.

Must be able to demonstrate an ability to prepare new applications for e-filing in the U.S. Patent Office to include but not limited to preparation of Fee Transmittal forms, ADSs, IDSs, SORs, LORs, POA cover sheets and any other necessary documents along with template correspondence and billing sheets.

Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the Patent Office rules and procedures regarding the information that should be included in all types of new applications, letters and/or filings at any given time.

Should have three years of patent experience in the above noted areas.

Must be able to demonstrate an ability to excel in detail checking.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent or three to ten years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must have excellent attention to detail, type approximately 35-40 wpm and have keen organizational skills.  Proficient in Microsoft Word applications.

Patent Agent

US Office

Oblon is seeking a Patent Agent with an advanced degree in mechanical engineering and 1-2 years of experience drafting patent applications. This position will work directly with various entities ranging from the Fortune 500 companies engaged in protecting new inventions to startups working on cutting edge technologies. The qualified candidate will gain exposure to a variety of technologies and have the opportunity to work directly with inventors to draft detailed patent applications covering the inventors’ inventions.

Candidates must have superior technical, writing, communication and analytical skills, as well as the ability to thrive in a team environment.

Interested candidates should apply on-line and submit a resume, cover letter, transcript(s) and writing sample.

Chemical Patent Agent

US Office

Oblon is seeking a bilingual USPTO-registered Patent Agent with 1-3 years of experience prosecuting patent applications. Candidates must be fluent in Japanese and have a strong chemistry background, Ph.D. preferred. Superior technical, writing, communication and analytical skills, as well as the ability to thrive in a team environment are required.

Interested candidates should apply on-line and submit a resume, cover letter, transcript(s) and writing sample.

Technical Advisor

US Office

Oblon is seeking a Technical Advisor with an advanced degree in biomedical engineering, Ph.D. preferred, and 0-2 years of experience drafting patent applications. USPTO admission/experience is a plus.

This position will work directly with various entities ranging from the Fortune 500 companies engaged in protecting new inventions to startups working on cutting edge technologies. The qualified candidate will have the opportunity to work directly with inventors to draft detailed patent applications covering the inventors’ inventions.

Candidates must have superior technical, writing, communication and analytical skills, as well as the ability to thrive in a team environment.

Interested candidates should apply on-line and submit a resume, cover letter, transcript(s) and writing sample.

Accounts Receivable Collector

US Office

This position's duties include entering daily cash receipts, maintaining client accounts, corresponding with clients concerning the status of their account.  Correspondence is not limited to overdue accounts.  Client inquiries concerning billing issues need to be researched and answered in a timely manner.  Excellent communication skills are necessary to interact with attorneys and clients by both phone and with written correspondence.

The successful candidate will type 45 wpm, be proficient in MS Word and Excel, and have attention to detail with excellent spelling and grammar skills.  CMS and/or Elite and patent law firm experience a plus.

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Marketing & Business Development Manager

US Office

Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. in Alexandria Virginia, seeks an energetic, creative, and tech savvy Marketing and Business Development Manager to support the firm’s marketing and business development efforts and to manage the firm’s brand. The Marketing and Business Development Manager will work with attorneys to implement the firm’s business development, marketing, and communications plans. The Marketing and Business Development Manager will manage day-to-day activities for a wide-range of business and client development activities, projects, and firm-hosted events and seminars.

This is a position of significant responsibility and autonomy, which requires a great deal of independent judgment, strategic and critical thinking as well as a polished and diplomatic manner, as well as the ability to function effectively at all levels of interaction. This is a highly visible position within the firm and this individual will report to the Chief Operating Officer and provide guidance, support, and daily oversight to the Marketing Assistant. The Marketing and Business Development Manager will:

  • Support lawyers and practice heads in their business development and marketing efforts including thought leadership, strategy, research, RFP responses/pitches/proposals, survey and directory submissions, market positioning programs including advertising, events and sponsorships, customized materials and print and electronic communications.
  • Provide strategic guidance and proactive recommendations to enhance the visibility of the attorneys and the firm in local, regional, global and industry platforms, including speaking engagements, writing opportunities and other brand-building initiatives.
  • Provide proactive ideas to enhance the strategic market positioning and messaging of practice groups and create content for oblon.com and other social and online platforms.
  • Manage and coordinate external firm publication placements to include drafting press releases, coordinating relevant communication projects such as email alerts and other like communication opportunities.
  • Manage the design, content and production of all internal and external collateral (print and electronic).
  • Build relationships and liaise with key media contacts, including generating and fielding media inquiries and collaborating with appropriate members of the firm for preparing responses.
  • Develop strong processes and follow-up procedures for drafting submissions and nominations/rankings for industry publications.
  • Assist with additional marketing and other firm projects as needed.

Required Competencies:

  • Proven experience in all aspects of developing and managing marketing strategies and activities
  • Demonstrated track record with both print and digital media and in identifying speaking/publishing opportunities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to take a proactive approach to marketing and media relations, utilizing strategy, planning, and execution skills
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects with minimal supervision
  • Effective interpersonal and team working skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, adapt to shifting deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Understanding of legal and business concepts or the ability to learn them quickly
  • High Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and with web interfaces; facility with graphics applications experience a plus.

Required Experience: 5+ years’ experience working with partners/senior executives in a professional services firm or in a marketing agency environment. Prior experience in law firm marketing required. Business, marketing or communications related degree is preferred.

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National Phase/New Applications Specialist

US Office

Applicants should have 1-3 years of experience filing National Phase applications with the ability to independently read client correspondence with a view toward correctly identifying which documents need to be prepared and filed in The Patent Office, whether of not provided by the client. Applicants must have an understanding of what is required in a National Phase application and have a working understanding of AIA rules, specifically as they apply to patent Applicants, Declarations and Powers of Attorney documents. Applicants must be able to accurately prepare Information Disclosure Statements, Application Data Sheets and all other cover sheets and transmittal sheets associated with a National Phase application.

Applicants should have top notch business writing skills and be able to draft routine correspondence and memos, as well as be able to work independently, accurately and work in a timely manner. Applicants must be able to type at least 45-50 words per minute and have solid technology skills especially in connection with electronic management of documents in PDF format and be able to interact efficiently and accurately within the Patent Office websites to electronically file new applications, and upload/download relevant information.

No telephone calls.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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