Legal Professional Positions

Patent Agent

US Office

Oblon is seeking a qualified Patent Agent with an advanced degree in electrical engineering and a minimum of 3 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 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 qualified and experienced Chemical Patent Agent with 1-2 years of experience drafting patent applications. The candidate will work directly with companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies engaged in protecting new inventions to startups working on cutting edge technologies. S/he will gain exposure to a variety of technologies and opportunity to work directly with inventors to draft detailed patent applications covering the inventors’ inventions.

Desired areas of education and expertise include an advanced degree in Chemistry, PhD preferred. All candidates must have superior technical, writing, communication and analytical skills, as well as the ability to thrive in a team environment. Experience in drafting U.S. patent applications is a plus.

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 qualified Technical Advisor with 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 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.

Desired areas of education include electrical engineering, computer engineering and/or computer science.  An advanced degree as well as experience in automotive technology are preferred.  Candidates must have superior technical, writing, communication and analytical skills, as well as the ability to thrive in a team environment.  Experience in drafting U.S. patent applications and/or having passed the Patent Bar is a plus.

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

IP Specialist – Bilingual/Japanese

US Office

This position will provide secretarial assistance to an attorney in patent prosecution practice.  Duties will include maintaining attorney's docket, preparation of filings and other documents, maintaining electronic files and paper files, and other administrative tasks.  Will be called upon to communicate in both English and Japanese.

55 - 60 wpm, advanced Word skills, flexibility and initiative.  Prior patent experience, administrative experience, oral and written fluency in Japanese required.

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Patent Prosecution Associate

US Office

Oblon is seeking an associate with a background in mechanical engineering and 2-3 years of experience in patent prosecution.  USPTO experience is a plus.  The candidate must be admitted to the patent bar and either be licensed or eligible to sit for the Virginia State Bar.  Excellent academic credentials, writing and communication skills are required.

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

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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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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IP Specialist

US Office

Oblon is seeking qualified and experienced candidates for an IP Specialist position, which provides administrative support to one or more patent professionals. This will require experience and proven knowledge about the preparation and filing of new applications; responses to Office Actions; RCE’s, Information Disclosure Statements, Notices of Appeal, Appeal Briefs, Reply Briefs and all other necessary patent prosecution documents. Will be responsible for reporting filings and PTO communications to the client, including preparation of billing sheets to accompany correspondence; as well as maintain and clear daily dockets.  Requirements include 50 wpm typing, advanced Microsoft Word skills, ability to work under pressure, and strong attention to detail.  IP legal experience is required.

Must be available for OT and be a team player; at least three years of experience in Patent Prosecution work. All applicants for this position must pass a basic patent prosecution test.

No telephone calls.

No agencies.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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