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.

Administrative Assistant/HR

US Office

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administrative support for Staff Recruiting activities
    • assist with updating job listings, applicant/resume tracking, and ongoing communications with applicants and candidates
    • administer applicant testing (all admin staff and some legal pros)
    • arrange and communicate about changing interview schedules and interviewing materials with in-house interviewers
    • prepare, update and keep hiring materials organized
    • perform employment verifications and initiate background checks for new hires
    • handle eOnboarding communications and follow ups with new employees
    • order/track office products for HR as needed
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    • Administrative support for Firm Directors
    • prepare and process and track expenses/reimbursements into Chrome River for Directors
    • review/process vendor invoices
    • correspondence, mail merge emails, meeting planning/minutes, high level support and special projects as requested
       
  • Administrative support for HR Department

Electronic HR duties

    • electronic filing/uploading docs into HR database and ePersonnel files (work with vendor to organize and finish the project)
    • maintain the Firm’s eBulletin Board, postings to the HR Intranet pages and the ADP HR Portal pages
    • online research re all kinds of topics as needed
    • update/maintain the firm’s monthly calendar of events and annual payroll calendar
    • assist with performance evaluation spreadsheets and processes
    • DRAFT and/or Finalize Power Point Presentations

Other HR dutiespaper filing and HR file room maintenance,

    • paper filing and HR file room maintenance
    • prepare EE Termination paperwork and files, and help with separations on the day of
    • special information audit projects as needed,
    • assist with Firm Events, especially OblonFit events
    • track and prepare EE longevity activities
    • help plan and set up meetings and training meetings
    • assist with keeping federal and state posters updated
    • Learn Smart Benefits (transportation benefit) monthly activities and trouble-shooting

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Special Projects for Directors and HR as assigned

IP Associate

US Office

Oblon is seeking an Associate with an advanced degree in mechanical engineering and 3-5 years of experience in patent prosecution. The candidate will work closely with clients and senior attorneys in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Qualified candidates must have superior technical, writing, communication and analytical skills, as well as the ability to thrive in a team environment. Admission to the USPTO is required. Candidates must be licensed in Virginia.

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

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 telecommunications; video coding & protocols; electronics; analog and digital circuitry; semiconductor design; signal processing; 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.

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.