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.

Director of Marketing & Business Development

US Office

Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP seeks an experienced Director of Marketing and Business Development to provide analytical and strategic leadership to the Firm in the areas of business development plans and strategies, attorney business development training, public relations and advertising strategy, and development of effective market intelligence materials and business analytics.

This individual is a strategic thinker with an appreciation and understanding of the unique needs of an established mid-size intellectual property law firm.

The Director of Marketing and Business Development reports to the Chief Operating Officer and provides guidance, support and daily oversight over the Marketing & Client Relations Assistant.

Key Professional Qualifications:

  • Identify, analyze and pursue business development opportunities for the Firm, practice groups, and individual attorneys, both within the existing client base and with potential new clients.
  • Direct and perform research and market intelligence gathering regarding the Firm's clients, potential clients, and competition, as well as other information related to the Firm's marketing efforts.
  • Act as a creative and critical thinker in assessing the Firm's competition and in assisting practice groups and individual partners in developing well-conceived, thoughtful business plans, possessing an in-depth understanding of the legal market.
  • Create and monitor business development goals and targets as a means of monitoring the success of business development efforts.
  • Advance the Firm's professional image and develop the Firm's branding and communications strategies.
  • Oversee the Firm's website content and development to ensure it represents the depth of legal services provided by the Firm and reflects the Firm's professional image.
  • Lead and manage Firm communications activities, including external communications and systems, internal communications and systems, public relations efforts, and external vendors and consultants.
  • Manage the Firm's marketing budget, including the development and presentation of methods for demonstrating return on the Firm's marketing investment.
  • Coordinate submissions to attorney rating organizations.
  • Candidate must possess at least 5 years of experience in the management of a business development and marketing operations at a large law firm.
  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field is required. JD or MBA is preferred.

Oblon offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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 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.

Chemical Patent Associate

US Office
Oblon is seeking an Associate 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.

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.

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.

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.

Patent Agent

US Office

Oblon is seeking a Patent Agent with 2-3 years of patent prosecution experience and a background in electrical engineering.  Desired areas of expertise include telecommunications; video coding; and/or semiconductor design.

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.

Technical Advisor

US Office

Oblon is seeking a Technical Advisor with 2-4 years of law firm experience in IP application drafting.  Candidates must have a background in mechanical engineering and ideally, automotive experience.

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.

Legal Support Assistant III — Accounting

US Office

This position will be responsible for the daily and weekly portal client invoice reconciliations, creation of the portal PDFs, sending electronic invoices to the clients via e-mail, updating case specific information in the accounting system, including billing client changes, and data recovery downloads to the accounting system.

Daily and weekly portal client debit note reconciliations.

Creation of the portal debit note PDFs.

Sending invoices via e-mail to the clients.

Updating the accounting system with case specific information, including billing client changes.

Uploading postage, fax, scan, copy, and patent copy data from various software via the Importer tool.

Assist with special projects as needed.

Ability to operate a ten-key calculator with a minimum speed of 4500 kpm.

Ability to type at a minimum speed of 35 wpm.

Prior experience working in an accounting department. Patent law firm accounting experience would be a plus.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Ability to lift 25 lbs.

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Technical Advisor

US Office

Oblon is seeking a Technical Advisor with 2-3 years of patent prosecution experience and a background in electrical engineering. Native Mandarin Chinese fluency is required. Desired areas of expertise include telecommunications; video coding; and/or semiconductor design.

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.