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.

IP Technical Advisor

US Office

Oblon is seeking a Technical Advisor with 1-3 years of law firm experience in IP application drafting. Candidates must have a background in electrical engineering, physics, and ideally, 3D Integrated Circuits and/or 3D logic experience. USPTO-registered patent agent, preferred.

We seek candidates with superior technical, writing and communication skills. 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.

IP Associate

US Office

Oblon is seeking an Associate with 2-4 years of patent prosecution experience. Candidates must have a background in computer science and/or computer engineering and be admitted to the USPTO. VA Bar admission or eligibility to sit for the VA Bar is required.

Qualified 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.

Post Allowance Specialist

US Office

Reviews Patent Agent instructions in order to prepare the appropriate reporting letters to clients. Prepares correspondence in accordance with Patent Agent instructions, firm and special client instructions. Prepares and e-files post allowance filings. Provides assistance in handling project or assignments as directed.

Must be consistently accurate and demonstrate an ability to work quickly and without error.

Must be able to review and follow comprehensive special client instructions and Patent Agent instructions.

Must be able to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands, be able to work with tight deadlines, handle multiple tasks and demonstrate strong organization skills with the ability to follow up.

Must be able to work in a team oriented environment.

Must be able to work independently in an electronic environment including manipulation of documents, running reports, creating correspondence and filings, uploading and downloading documents from electronic sources including the Patent Office website and the firm’s document management system.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or three to ten years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

Must have excellent attention to detail, type approximately 35-40 wpm and have keen organizational skills.

Proficient in Microsoft Word applications.

Must have flexibility and availability for overtime as/if needed.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Attorney

US Office

Job Title: Attorney, Electrical Patent Prosecution (AEPP-MY)

Location: Alexandria, VA

Job Duties: Utilizing undergraduate preparation in a STEM program, prepare and prosecute U.S. patent applications covering a wide range of areas including: consumer electronics, computer hardware/software, communication/broadcasting technologies, display technologies, data storage technologies, imaging technologies, medical devices and semiconductor devices.

Education and Experience:  Requires LLM or JD in Law plus one year related experience.  Experience must include: patent preparation, both domestic and foreign.

Send resume to: Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP, Attn: Recruiting Manager, 1940 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.  Must reference job title and job code: AEPP-MY.

Marketing and Business Development Senior Manager

US Office

Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. in Alexandria Virginia, seeks an energetic, creative, and tech savvy Marketing and Business Development Sr. Manager to support the firm’s marketing and business development efforts and to manage the firm’s brand.  The Marketing and Business Development Sr. Manager will work with attorneys to implement the firm’s business development, marketing, and communications plans.  The Marketing and Business Development Sr. 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 Sr. 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 business development and 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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IP Litigation Associate

US Office

Oblon is seeking an Associate with a chemical engineering background and 2-3 years IPR experience, preferably from a large law firm.

Qualified candidates must have superior technical, writing and communication skills. 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.

IP Chemical Associate

US Office
Oblon is seeking an Associate with 1-2 years of patent prosecution experience and a background in chemistry with a focus on polymers.  The candidate must have an advanced degree, Ph.D., and be admitted to the USPTO.   VA Bar admission or eligibility to sit for the VA Bar is required.

Qualified 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.

Summer Associate

US Office

We are seeking Summer Associate for our 2018 Summer Program, ideally with a background in the following areas(s): electrical engineering; aeronautical engineering; aerospace engineering; electronics; applied mechanics; and/or applied physical science. Candidates must have superior technical, writing and communication skills.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and unofficial transcript.

IP Chemical Patent Agent

US Office

Oblon is seeking a Patent Agent with 1-2 years of patent prosecution experience and a background in chemistry with a focus on polymers. The candidate must have an advanced degree, Ph.D. required.

We seek candidates with superior technical, writing and communication skills. 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.

IP 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.

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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Formalities Specialist – IP Ops II

US Office

Proofs OFRs, Notices of Publication, Issue Notifications and Letters Patent to verify the accuracy of information. Prepares and e-files Supplemental ADSs, Requests for COFR, Certificates of Correction. Reviews Office Actions to verify completeness and accuracy of due dates. Calls Examiners to confirm information or to ask for correction. Thoroughly reviews the complete prosecution history of allowed applications to make sure that there are no outstanding issues which have not been addressed and that all appropriate documents have been filed. Verifies that the application is in condition for payment of the issue fee and that all pending issues since the allowance of the application have been attended to. Prepares and e-files issue fee payments. Prepares miscellaneous correspondence and billing sheets. Requires strong communication skills, intermediate knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. Must be flexible and have the ability to work under tight deadlines, handle multiple tasks and respond quickly to changing responsibilities and priorities.

Education and/or Unique Qualifying Skills:

Bachelor's degree preferred or combination of work experience and education equivalent.

Basic understanding of Patent Prosecution preferred.

Must have excellent attention to detail, type approximately 35-40 wpm and have keen organizational skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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