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).
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!
In Case You Missed It – Summary of the USPTO’s Fall Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Conference
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 [...]
Jones Robb salutes all veterans of the United States Armed Forces for their hard work and the sacrifices they have made in protecting our country and preserving our freedoms. Veterans are also inventors! They have made significant innovations in a wide range of technical fields. Veterans have been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has established a webpage with information and guidance regarding use of its new COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program. The new page indicates the number of applications that will be accepted under the new program (500) and provides a description of the program, a link to the application [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]