Administrative Positions

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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Docketing Specialist

US Office

As part of this firm's central Docketing department, the purpose of this position is to provide support to the firm and its clients by completing all daily duties associated with the processing of incoming PTO and other correspondence for foreign and domestic Patent, Post Grant, Trademark and Copyright matters as well as clearing daily firm dockets.

The candidate must meet the following and 3 years of IP docketing experience is required.

Extremely detail oriented and well organized

Able to type 35-40 wpm

Thorough understanding of foreign and domestic docketing procedures and rules

Knowledge of how to process, calculate due dates and docket all types of PTO and IP related mail including but not limited to general Patent, Trademark, Post Grant, Reexams, Interference/Derivations and contested proceedings as well as Copyright matters

Ability to read and fully comprehend the implications of all PTO and client correspondence

Ability to identify invalid docket answers as well as omitted or erroneous PTO filed documents to ensure all docketed and cleared are timely and accurately handled

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Jr. IP Specialist — Electrical/Mechanical

US Office

Oblon always accepts resumes from qualified and experienced candidates for this position, which is responsible for assisting with the preparation of client correspondence from dictation, as well as routine general correspondence; preparation and filing of documents to include Powers of Attorney, Restriction and/or Election Responses, Assignments, Drawings, Provisional Applications, Divisional and Continuation Applications; Information Disclosure Statements and Related Case Lists; photocopying and other duties as assigned.

The responsibilities of this position will increase steadily with the goal being to have a complete understanding of patent prosecution and firm processes and procedures in order to provide full support as needed. Must type 50 wpm, have excellent attention to detail and the ability to work well with staff at all levels. Good verbal and written communication skills a must.  IP experience a plus.

Please forward resume with cover letter to:

Recruiter at [email protected] or fax to 703-413-6916.

No telephone calls.

No agencies.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Summer Associate

US Office

Oblon is currently seeking candidates for our 2017 Summer Associate Program. We are looking for candidates with backgrounds in electrical or mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, computer science, aerospace and/or other related technical backgrounds.

Candidates should have superior technical, writing and communication skills and must have or be eligible to take the patent bar. The Firm maintains a supportive work environment fostering trust and confidence in client, attorney and staff relationships in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Summer Associates will learn a great deal in a fun environment. The Firm hosts regularly scheduled seminars and other professional development activities, as well as various social activities.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, transcript and writing sample and apply via our on-line application.

No agencies.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Formalities Specialist- IP Ops I

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.

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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Associate, Electrical Patent Prosecution (AEPP-MY)

US Office

Oblon is currently seeking an Electrical Patent Prosecutor with 1 year of experience.

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: Applications must be submitted through our online recruiting module.  Please apply by going to the following:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=oblon&jobId=26039&lang=en_US&source=CC2. Your application must reference job title and job code: AEPP-MY.

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