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13 05, 2020

USPTO Announces New COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program

2020-05-13T00:43:54-04:00May 13th, 2020|

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a new pilot program to expedite the examination and prosecution of patent applications related to COVID-19. With a nod to the important role independent inventors and small businesses play in innovation and economic growth, the USPTO indicated its new COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program will initially be [...]

7 05, 2020

Just Breathe

2020-05-07T20:29:17-04:00May 7th, 2020|

Jones Robb, PLLC kicked off Mental Health Awareness Month with a virtual breathing exercise class instructed by our own resident yogi, Sachin Kandhari.  The team enjoyed learning these techniques designed to improve mental clarity, energy, and overall lung health.  Here are a few words from Sachin about the significance of this ancient practice, particularly as [...]

4 05, 2020

USPTO Unveils Patents 4 Partnership

2020-05-04T17:04:07-04:00May 4th, 2020|

On May 4th, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched a new IP marketplace platform to facilitate connections between patent holders and potential licensees in key technologies. The web-based platform, Patents 4 Partnership, is intended to provide a user-friendly, searchable database of patents and published patent applications available for licensing and related to [...]

29 04, 2020

USPTO Issues Update on Relief Available to Customers Affected by COVID-19

2020-04-29T16:12:00-04:00April 29th, 2020|

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued a Notice of Extended Waiver of Patent-Related Timing Deadlines under the CARES Act (“Updated Notice”). The Notice also addresses other relief available to Patent Applicants and Patentees and supersedes the USPTO’s March 31, 2020 Patent-Related and Trademark-Related Notices and its March 16, [...]

27 04, 2020

USPTO Releases Report on Patent Examination Uncertainty Post-Alice

2020-04-27T16:31:41-04:00April 27th, 2020|

by Kurt Buechle and Liz Burke On April 23, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a press release announcing the publication of a new report on patent examination outcomes after the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank and the USPTO’s subsequently released January 2019 Subject [...]

30 03, 2020

Women’s History Month 2020: Talking with Surgeon, Inventor, and Entrepreneur, Dr. Mary Anne Tarkington, MD, FACS

2020-03-31T15:18:08-04:00March 30th, 2020|

“Be your own best advocate and be passionate . . . that is what has taken me the furthest.”  Mary Anne Tarkington, MD, FACS By Ashley N. Nicholls, Registered Patent Attorney at Jones Robb, PLLC In honor of Women’s History Month, Jones Robb attorney Ashley Nicholls asked surgeon, inventor, and entrepreneur, Dr. Mary Anne Tarkington, [...]

15 02, 2020

Boutique Patent Law Firm Highlights Diversity as It Enters 11th Year of WBENC Certification

2020-02-24T14:13:38-05:00February 15th, 2020|

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 [...]

31 01, 2020

Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

2020-02-24T14:13:45-05:00January 31st, 2020|

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 [...]