On Monday, March 16, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that, in certain circumstances, Petition to Revive fees will be waived “[f]or patent applicants or patent owners who were unable to timely reply to an Office communication due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.” The USPTO considers “the effects of the [...]
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, all USPTO facilities will be closed to the public but remain open to employees and contractors. This closure does not impact due dates, which are not extended, as the USPTO continues its operations.
As a women-owned business, celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Days is near and dear to our hearts at Jones Robb. We are proud to be able to contribute to the legacy of women entrepreneurs and women in STEM and would like to take this opportunity to thank all the incredible women, past and [...]
JONES ROBB, PLLC, a boutique patent law firm located in Northern Virginia, has received for the 11th consecutive time national certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). In addition to its WBENC certification, Jones Robb, PLLC is also certified as a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) by [...]
Jones Robb was honored to be able to contribute to the Salvation Army National Capital Area Command for Salvation Army Angel Tree’s 40th Anniversary for the 2019 holiday season. We were thrilled to recently learn that the Angel Tree program achieved 100% sponsorship of all registered children, including 13,000 children in the DMV! Though our [...]
Thursday, April 25, 2019, was Design Day at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The event was hosted at the USPTO’s Alexandria campus, while other regional offices of the USPTO provided opportunities for local examiners and practitioners to attend the meeting remotely. The relaxed tone and casual atmosphere of Design Day, combined with lively presenters [...]
Jones Robb pays tribute to female patent pioneers during International Women's Month.
JONES ROBB, PLLC, is growing and we are pleased to welcome our new team members! Our new team members add years of experience in the areas of client services, docketing, and marketing and contribute to the growth of our mechanical, electrical, software, and industrial design practice areas. Reflecting the firm’s commitment to top-notch quality and [...]
Women's History Month: Women’s Role in Patents By: Amy T. Lang Women’s History Month is celebrated in March of each year and presents a time to highlight the contributions of women in history. In view of Women’s History Month, Jones Robb would like to discuss women’s role in patents. Click here for full article
(Synopsis By Kurt Buechle) On January 22, 2019, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decided that a sale of an invention more than one year prior to the filing of an application for a patent on that invention was sufficient to invalidate the resulting patent even though the details of the invention sold had not been [...]