Kurt Buechle has over fifteen years of patent law experience in the life sciences, chemistry, and electromechanical devices. This broad experience includes patent preparation, prosecution, global portfolio management, due diligence, contracts, negotiations, technology transfer, litigation, and opinions. His intellectual property practice has also included trademark, trade secret, and copyright law. Beyond intellectual property law, he […]
For the third year in a row, Jones Robb, PLLC, a WBENC-certified patent boutique law firm, has been recognized for its expertise in patent law. Jones Robb is named a leading patent prosecution law firm in the Washington, D.C. metro area in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals in 2018 – a […]
Susie Jones attended the National Inventors Hall of Fame® 46th Annual Induction Ceremony in Washington D.C. on May 3, 2018 and shares her thoughts on the evening: “It was such a privilege and honor to attend the National Inventors Hall of Fame 46th Annual Induction Ceremony and, in particular, to share the evening with Kateeva, […]
On April 26, 2018, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) issued a memo providing guidance on the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, 2018 WL 1914661 (U.S. April 24, 2018). The memo addresses how the PTAB will make institution decisions in future petitions and pending petitions for which […]
On April 19, 2018, the USPTO issued a Memorandum outlining a change in examination procedure regarding Subject Matter Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 based on the recently decided Federal Circuit case Berkheimer v. HP, Inc., 881 F.3d 1360 (Fed.Cir. 2018). The new examination procedure clarifies the standard under which Examiners can find additional elements […]
Join Susie on April 19, 2018 as she participates with co-panelists, Amelia Feulner Baur and Jeff Lindeman, and moderator Dan Nevrivy for a specialty panel discussion, entitled “Growing Your Start-Up IP Practice.” The panel will discuss various strategies for growing your solo or small firm. For more information, visit click here.
Experienced Attorneys and Patent Agents “The work environment for attorneys at Jones Robb is excellent. It’s a collegial environment. The membership team is thoughtful and they are great communicators. The work is diverse, no two days are the same.” More
We are pleased to announce that JONES ROBB, PLLC has again received national certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). The firm has been certified by the WBENC for 9 years. In addition to its WBENC certification, Jones Robb, PLLC is also certified as a Woman Owned […]
On January 25, 2018, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released Revision 8.2017 of the Ninth Edition of the MPEP. Chapters 200, 700-1000, 1200, 1400, 1500, 1800, 2000-2300, 2500, and 2700 of the MPEP include substantive revisions in the recent release. Find out more about the revisions here.
Per the USPTO website, the Patent and Trademark Office remains open at this time. The Office will continue operating through reliance on fees collected last year. For more information and to check the current status of the USTPO, click here.