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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 [...]

13 05, 2020

USPTO Announces New COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program

2020-05-13T00:43:54-04:00May 13, 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 7, 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 4, 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 29, 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 27, 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 [...]

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