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28 10, 2021

In re SurgiSil: The Federal Circuit Continues Focus on the “Article of Manufacture”

2021-10-28T15:08:54-04:00October 28, 2021|

by Ashley Nicholls On October 4, 2021, the Federal Circuit reversed the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in In re SurgiSil, L.L.P., which affirmed an examiner’s rejection of SurgiSil’s (Applicant) Design Patent Application No. 29/491,550.  In re SurgiSil, L.L.P., No. 2020-1940, 2021 WL 4515275 (Fed Cir. Oct. 4, 2021).  The Court found [...]

24 05, 2021

The Women in Law & IP Virtual Summit

2021-06-02T12:54:47-04:00May 24, 2021|

Jones Robb, PLLC is proud to be a sponsor of The Women in Law & IP Virtual Summit on June 3, 2021. The conference explores the career obstacles, risks, and rewards on the path to a fulfilling and productive career for women lawyers – particularly when practicing in intellectual property and technology hubs. Jones Robb [...]

30 03, 2021

Jones Robb Interns – Where Are They Now?

2021-03-31T10:45:35-04:00March 30, 2021|

Over the last 10 years, Jones Robb has been fortunate to include some impressive young women in its internship programs. During the summer months, Jones Robb, PLLC hosts a class of summer interns from local high schools and colleges. Jones Robb also offers part-time internships to STEM college students during the school year. In honor [...]

10 02, 2021

Jones Robb Celebrates Black History Month

2021-02-19T12:52:36-05:00February 10, 2021|

By Gabrielle ColemanFebruary marks Black History Month, which is a celebration of the achievements and history of African Americans. Jones Robb celebrates Black History Month and the contributions of African American inventors in STEM fields and specifically in some of our technical/industry practice areas (biomedical engineering, computer science, internet technologies and telecommunications).

31 12, 2020

Happy New Year!

2020-12-31T12:30:31-05:00December 31, 2020|

The Jones Robb team gathered virtually to share some holiday cheer, to wish our docketing specialist Cindi Payson a happy retirement, and to welcome new team member, docketing coordinator Deborah Lee. As 2020 comes to a close, the JR team wishes you good health and happiness in 2021. Cheers!

20 11, 2020

In Case You Missed It – Summary of the USPTO’s Fall Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Conference

2020-11-20T18:00:09-05:00November 20, 2020|

By Kurt BuechleOn September 17, 2020, the Technical Center 1600 of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held its regular Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Conference (“Conference”).      A wide range of topics was covered. The morning session included a discussion of the written description requirement under 35 U.S.C. § 112 and an overview of some [...]

25 09, 2020

Women in Law & IP Virtual Summit – October 1, 2020

2020-09-25T18:46:18-04:00September 25, 2020|

Jones Robb, PLLC is proud to be a sponsor of The Women in Law & IP Virtual Summit on October 1, 2020. The conference explores the career obstacles, risks, and rewards on the path to a fulfilling and productive career for women lawyers – particularly when practicing in intellectual property and technology hubs. Susie Jones, [...]

23 06, 2020

Jones Robb, PLLC, Honored Again as A Leading Patent Prosecution Law Firm

2020-06-23T18:26:16-04:00June 23, 2020|

IAM Patent 1000, regarded as the IP Industry’s go-to rating source for identifying world-class private practice patent expertise in the US and abroad, has named Jones Robb as a leading patent prosecution law firm in the Washington, D.C. metro area in its 2020 rankings. In its 2020 volume, IAM praises the Jones Robb team as [...]

11 06, 2020

Perspective on AI at the USPTO

2020-06-11T13:41:25-04:00June 11, 2020|

by Kurt Buechle Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing a broad array of technologies, not just by automating routine tasks, organizing and inputting data, and performing programmed algorithms, but by solving problems and performing jobs in a manner approximating those performed using intelligent thought. And in so doing, AI is creating new ways and approaches for [...]

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