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27 09, 2019

Jones Robb Attends IPO 47th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC and Co-sponsors Women In IP Committee’s Networking Lunch

2020-02-24T14:17:02-05:00September 27th, 2019|

Jones Robb Members, Susanne Jones, Kevin Robb and Elizabeth Burke, attended the 47th Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) that took place in Washington DC, September 24 -26, 2019. Our team had the opportunity to network with IP professionals from corporations, law firms, government, academia, and service providers from around the world [...]

30 07, 2019

Jones Robb’s Summer Interns Enjoy an Interactive Tour of the USPTO

2020-02-24T14:17:09-05:00July 30th, 2019|

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the Jones Robb team, including attorneys, staff, and our summer interns, visited the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). The firm’s annual tour of the PTO was coordinated by the PTO’s Office of Education and Outreach and offered various opportunities to learn about PTO history and operations. Our first stop [...]

20 06, 2019

2019 Summer Interns Take Center Stage

2020-02-24T14:17:15-05:00June 20th, 2019|

Jones Robb is very excited to welcome our legal interns for a summer of education and fun. Over the course of ten weeks this summer, our interns will be attending seminars related to different aspects of the practice of patent law, touring the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, sitting in on Examiner interviews and inventor [...]

11 03, 2019

Jones Robb Welcomes New Team Members

2020-02-24T14:18:53-05:00March 11th, 2019|

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 [...]

24 01, 2019

Helsinn v. Teva January 22, 2019, Supreme Court Decision Summary

2020-02-24T14:19:07-05:00January 24th, 2019|

(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 [...]

23 01, 2019

Susanne Jones to participate in Women in Law & IP Summit

2020-02-24T14:19:14-05:00January 23rd, 2019|

On January 31, 2019, Susanne Jones and Elizabeth Burke will be attending the Women in Law & IP Summit taking place in Seattle, Washington.  The one-day 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 [...]

10 01, 2019

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Releases Guidance on Application of 35 U.S.C. §112 to Computer-Implemented Inventions

2020-03-16T19:34:10-04:00January 10th, 2019|

(Synopsis By Sachin Kandhari) The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has released revised guidelines (hereafter, “guidelines”) for Examiners on applying 35 U.S.C. §112 to computer-implemented functional claim limitations during examination.  In this article, we will summarize the guidelines and present key takeaways that will be useful to patent practitioners and clients. Generally, the [...]

10 01, 2019

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Releases Additional Guidance on Application of 35 U.S.C. §101 to Computer-Implemented Inventions

2020-03-16T19:54:03-04:00January 10th, 2019|

(Synopsis by Kurt T. Buechle) On January 4, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced new guidance for evaluating patent subject matter eligibility; this guidance published and became effective on January 7, 2019. Presently, Examiners apply the “Alice/Mayo test,” named after two Supreme Court decisions addressing subject matter eligibility, when evaluating  whether or not [...]