Legal Professional Positions

For information on our legal and technical professional positions, please contact Alexandra Mai, Director of Talent Management.

Legal search firms that wish to present candidates to Oblon must do so through our Director of Talent Management.  We require that you sign our Fee Agreement before we interview your candidate.  You will not be entitled to receive any compensation as a result of the hiring of any such candidate unless we have an executed Fee Agreement in place with your agency.

Technical Advisor (TA-TF)

Alexandria, Virginia
Job Duties: Utilizing technical education and experience, review U.S. and international patent applications for information technology specifications, language, methodology, and discussion; Responsible for the preparation and reporting of documents submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office including, but not limited to: Formalities documents; Extension Letters; Abandonments; Restriction and/or Election Responses; New Applications; and Information Disclosure Statements; Conduct patentability searches and provide technical analysis related to whether or not new technologies can be patented in the U.S. or elsewhere; Review and analyzing prior art references (technical documents) that have been cited in pending U.S. and foreign patent applications; Determine and advising regarding patent filing strategy and technology portfolio landscaping; Handle various Patent Trade Office communications and client correspondence, in addition to monitoring Patent Trade Office deadlines, as well as client and/or firm requested deadlines for all assigned matters; Analyze technical documents and patent applications utilizing quantitative analysis methods, processes and procedures specifically relating to mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and software engineering to assist attorneys in invalidity and infringement studies; Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other quantitative analytical methods to develop and interpret information that assists attorneys with understanding and writing technical specifications for patent applications involving electrical and mechanical engineering properties, mathematical formulations, and data analysis utilizing education and experience in the engineering discipline; Identify technical and analytical problems in patent applications and implement solutions based on engineering experience and education to address challenges; Prepare complex technical scientific documents, specifically in the electrical and mechanical fields; Examine documentation provided by clients in relation to an invention and provide attorneys with various courses of action and the benefits and challenges of each course of action; Advise clients regarding competitors in the technology market with respect to technical innovations, copying/counterfeiting, and intellectual property rights monetization; Provide general technical assistance to attorneys by providing technical analytical support pertaining to patent applications particularly involving mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and software.

Education and Experience:
Requires Master’s degree or foreign degree equivalent in Electrical Engineering or related field and 2 years progressive experience in job offered or related position

Send resume(s) to: Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP Attn: Alexandra Mai, 1940 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Must ref job title & code: TA-TF

Patent Prosecution Associate (EE)

US Office

Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP (“Oblon”) seeks an Associate with 2+ years of patent prosecution experience to join its Electrical Patent Prosecution Practice Group.  A technical background is required in the following area(s): electrical engineering; systems engineering; aeronautical engineering; aerospace engineering; electronics; engineering technology; and/or physics.

The candidate will serve in the analysis and preparation of replies to office actions and amendments; invention and disclosure meetings/calls with clients; preparation of new patent applications; preparation and prosecution of design applications; study of patents and prosecution history files in support of opinions of non-infringement or invalidity; technology licensing agreements and related transactions; and support of litigation, administrative reviews, petitions and appeals.

Qualified candidates must possess a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and be licensed to practice in a state bar and before the USPTO.  

We seek candidates with a demonstrated track record of academic achievement and superior writing and interpersonal skills.  

Please apply on-line and submit a resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample. 
Equal Opportunity Employer

Patent Prosecution Associate (Advanced Math/Computer Science)

US Office

Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP (“Oblon”) seeks an Associate with 2+ years of patent prosecution experience to join its Electrical Patent Prosecution Practice Group.  A technical background is required in advanced math and/or computer science.

The candidate will serve in the analysis and preparation of replies to office actions and amendments; invention and disclosure meetings/calls with clients; preparation of new patent applications; preparation and prosecution of design applications; study of patents and prosecution history files in support of opinions of non-infringement or invalidity; technology licensing agreements and related transactions; and support of litigation, administrative reviews, petitions and appeals.

Qualified candidates must possess a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and be licensed to practice in a state bar and before the USPTO.  

We seek candidates with a demonstrated track record of academic achievement and superior writing and interpersonal skills.

Please apply on-line and submit a resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Chinese IP Technical Advisor or Patent Agent (Semiconductors)

US Office

Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP (“Oblon”) seeks a Technical Advisor or Patent Agent with native Chinese fluency and experience in semiconductors.  A technical background is required in the following area(s): computer science; information technology; electrical engineering; systems engineering; aeronautical engineering; aerospace engineering; electronics; engineering technology; materials science; physics; and/or math.

Patent application drafting or prosecution experience is a plus but not required.  Candidates must possess superior technical knowledge, writing and communication skills. 

The Firm offers substantial in-house training, an outstanding compensation package and an attractive career path trajectory.

Please apply on-line and submit a resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Chinese IP Technical Advisor or Patent Agent (Telecommunications)

US Office

Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP (“Oblon”) seeks a Technical Advisor or Patent Agent with native Chinese fluency and experience in telecommunications and 5G technology.  A technical background is required in the following area(s): computer science; information technology; electrical engineering; systems engineering; aeronautical engineering; aerospace engineering; electronics; engineering technology; materials science; physics; and/or math.

Patent application drafting or prosecution experience is a plus but not required.  Candidates must possess superior technical knowledge, writing and communication skills. 

The Firm offers substantial in-house training, an outstanding compensation package and an attractive career path trajectory.

Please apply on-line and submit a resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Technical Advisor

US Office

Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP (“Oblon”) seeks a Technical Advisor for its patent prosecution practice.  A technical background is required in the following area(s): computer science; information technology; electrical engineering; systems engineering; aeronautical engineering; aerospace engineering; electronics; engineering technology; materials science; physics; and/or math.

Patent application drafting or prosecution experience is a plus but not required.  Candidates must possess superior technical knowledge, writing and communication skills.

The Firm offers substantial in-house training, a competitive compensation package and an attractive career path trajectory.

Please apply on-line and submit a resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample. 

Equal opportunity employer

Patent Agent

Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP (“Oblon”) seeks a Patent Agent with 2+ years of experience in application drafting and prosecution. A technical background is required in the following area(s): computer science; information technology; electrical engineering; systems engineering; aeronautical engineering; aerospace engineering; electronics; engineering technology; materials science; physics; and/or math.

Candidates must possess superior technical knowledge, writing and communication skills.  The Firm offers a competitive compensation package and an attractive career path trajectory.

Please apply on-line and submit a resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample. 

Equal Opportunity Employer