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The collective expertise of our global team distinguishes OBWB in the field of Intellectual Property Law. We align our best resources to meet each client's specific needs and we treat each matter with the highest degree of attention and care.

CEIPI Qualified Patent Engineer (Paris Office)

OBWB Paris office, France
Start: third quarter of 2023

Job Description

The European office of Osha BWB (OBWB), is currently seeking candidates with a Master’s or PhD in Computer Science, Software (AI, machine learning, etc.), Electronics, Electromechanics or Physics, and with CEIPI diploma. Individuals who are hired will be placed under the supervision of one or more French/European patent attorneys for further training and development of technical and legal savvy. The assignments associated with the position include drafting patent applications, drafting responses to office actions, performing patentability analysis, freedom-to-operate analysis, handling oppositions and appeals before the EPO, providing IP counseling, and litigation support. The ideal candidate will have good writing skills, legal and scientific curiosity, and time management skills. An excellent command of English and French is essential.

Written Communication assessment in English must be completed in order to be considered for this position.

The basics of our training program:

Our training program serves as an apprenticeship in European and US patent law. During the first three years of employment, Patent Engineers participate in a combination of in-house lectures and mentorship. During their studies, they also maintain technical expertise through daily application of technical knowledge by prosecuting patent applications. Upon completion of the training program, successful participants may sit for and pass the French/European Qualifying Examination conducted by the French/European Patent Office. After passing this exam, they become French/European patent attorneys.

Core Responsibilities:

Patent engineers are problem solvers. When writing a patent application, they are required to study the technology and learn about the invention. During patent prosecution, they may need to determine how the invention differs from others in the marketplace. They can expect to spend half the day reading and studying the technical analysis of complex scientific topics within a particular patent application. The remainder of the day may be spent writing and scheduling future projects. Some days may be focused on technology in one field, while other days may require work in more than one technical area. Patent engineers, in collaboration with patent attorneys, continuously work together to solve problems on behalf of clients.


Applicants must be European citizens, or otherwise authorized to work in the European Union. Individuals who have earned a Master’s (e.g. from a school of engineering) or PhD in Computer Science, Software (AI, machine learning, etc.), Electronics, Electromechanics or Physics are encouraged to apply. Candidates should enjoy drafting narrative and persuasive documents while critically analyzing and solving problems. Time management skills are also critical.

About OBWB:

Founded in 1997, OBWB is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has offices, in addition to Paris, also in Austin, Colorado, China, Japan and Dubai. Our goal is to assist clients in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property interests worldwide. OBWB takes great pride in its diversity and its cooperative, positive work environment. OBWB's members collectively speak more than 20 languages.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Master's (Required)
  • CEIPI diploma (Required)

Work Location:

  • Paris

Work Remotely:

  • Yes


Applications must be sent to: paris@oshaliang.eu