Legal Professional Positions

For information on our lateral partner recruitment, please contact Alexandra Mai, Director of Legal Recruiting and Retention. 

Note to legal search firms: Legal search firms that wish to present attorneys, patent agents and technical specialist candidates to Oblon must do so through our Director of Legal Recruiting and Retention.  Search firms will be expected to sign Oblon’s Fee Agreement before we interview your candidate(s).  You will not be entitled to receive any compensation as a result of the hiring of any such candidate(s) unless we have an executed Fee Agreement in place with your firm.

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 submit a resume, cover letter, transcript(s) and writing sample to Alexandra Mai, Director of Legal Recruiting and Retention, at [email protected].

Patent Legal Assistant/Paralegal

US Office

Review, process and file new National Phase, Bypass Continuation and Utility applications to include complete review of client correspondence, identification of missing documents, preparation of formal documents such as Declarations or Substitute Statements.

Review and process all associated formalities after filing of new applications to include Official Filings Receipts, Notices of Publication, Office Actions, responses to Missing Parts, Issue Notifications and Letters Patent.

Prepare and e-file Supplemental ADSs, Declarations, Assignments, Translations of Specifications, previously prepared Preliminary Amendments, Requests for Corrected Official Filing Receipts, Certificates of Correction as needed.

Prepare and e-file Information Disclosure Statements to include determining whether fees or certification are required.

Review and process Notices of Allowance to include a complete review of the entire history of the application to verify that there are no outstanding issues that need to be addressed and that all appropriate documents such as Assignments, Declarations, Priority Documents etc. have been filed. Verify that all information such as inventor information, Applicant information and Application information is correct by comparing it to documents previously filed. Verify that all Information Disclosure Statements have been considered and that current/allowed claims are correct.

Prepare and e-file payment of the Issue Fee along with any other required documents.

Prepare various reporting letters to include preparation of billing sheets and drafting of basic client correspondence requesting any missing items or to clarify any discrepancies.

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

Advanced understanding of Patent Prosecution required.

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

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.

EOE

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.

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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Electronic Communications Specialist

US Office

Description:  This position entails processing incoming and outgoing correspondence for all “portal” clients, as well as a handful of clients that use special e-mail encryption software.  The incoming component involves downloading, logging & reconciling, saving in DMS, and electronically routing to the appropriate section.  The outgoing component involves reviewing all documents, logging & reconciling, and uploading to the various portal systems.  Communication with supervisors and support staff in order to answer questions and resolve problems is required on a regular basis.  The department also fields questions on the PTO’s electronic systems (EFS-Web, EPAS, etc.) and keeps the firm informed when issues arise, so some knowledge about these would be helpful.  This person will report to a team leader and a supervisor.

Qualifications:  Attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, basic/intermediate knowledge of MS Excel, basic/intermediate knowledge of patent prosecution terminology.  Data input typing required - speed less important than accuracy.  Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (and must have some availability for overtime, if needed).

Equal Opportunity Employer

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