Susanne T. Jones



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Education

  • Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Master of Science, magna cum laude, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland
  • Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a “Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 1000 2016 for patent prosecution.

Susie Jones, founding and managing member of Jones Robb, is experienced in a wide array of patent law, including utility and design patent preparation and prosecution; strategic national and international patent portfolio development and management; post-grant proceedings, such as reissue, reexamination, and interference proceedings; and patentability, validity, infringement, and due diligence opinions. She also has been involved in both district court patent litigation and Federal Circuit appeals. Susie’s technical/industry practice areas covers various aspects of biomedical, electro-mechanical, and mechanical engineering, and she has served clients in highly competitive technical areas, including alternative energy, biomedical devices, cosmetic devices, displays, electromagnetics, food sciences, life sciences, optics, packaging, robotics, and business methods.Susie’s experience and expertise most recently has focused on providing a range of patent services to clients and developing patent strategies that complement the client’s business objectives. In particular, she enjoys developing and managing patent portfolios for the world market, for both start- up and larger companies. To this end, she also analyzes competitors’ patent portfolios and products to counsel clients regarding enhancement and enforcement of their patent portfolio, contemplated products, potential design-arounds, and acquisition of technology.

Prior to founding JONES ROBB, PLLC, Susie was an attorney with the law firm of FINNEGAN in Washington, DC. While there, a large part of her practice included working with medical device companies to strategically develop and manage national and international patent portfolios and to monitor competitor activity and provide counseling regarding the same.

Susie also worked as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where she examined patent applications in the areas of HVAC control systems, waste handling systems, emission control systems, and drying systems. Prior to her patent career, she received a National Science Foundation Fellowship and researched evaporative spray cooling under a grant from the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and worked for the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center in the Explosions Damage Branch of the Energetic Materials Division.

Legal Practice Areas
Strategic Global Portfolio
Management and Client
Counseling
Industrial Design Patents
Freedom to Operate
Analyses
Patentability Evaluations
Post-Grant Proceedings
Due Diligence Investigations
Proceedings before the
PTAB

Technical/Industry Practice Areas
Robotic Surgery
Medical Devices
OLED Technology
Cosmetic Applicators
Automotive Technology

Highlights
Firm Founding and Managing Member

Mechanical and Medical Device Practice Group Leader

Former Examiner at the USPTO