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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, [...]

16 03, 2020

USPTO Announces Relief Available to Customers Affected by COVID-19

2020-03-16T16:37:58-04:00March 16th, 2020|

On Monday, March 16, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that, in certain circumstances, Petition to Revive fees will be waived “[f]or patent applicants or patent owners who were unable to timely reply to an Office communication due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.” The USPTO considers “the effects of the [...]

10 03, 2020

Jones Robb Celebrates Women’s History Month

2020-03-10T17:12:10-04:00March 10th, 2020|

As a women-owned business, celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Days is near and dear to our hearts at Jones Robb. We are proud to be able to contribute to the legacy of women entrepreneurs and women in STEM and would like to take this opportunity to thank all the incredible women, past and [...]

5 03, 2020

USPTO Clarifies Unintentional Delay Practice

2020-03-16T18:22:06-04:00March 5th, 2020|

Author: Adam Cermak In a notice published on March 2, 2020 (“Notice”), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) introduced a two-year time period beyond which, when a party petitions to reclaim certain rights based on an “unintentional” delay in taking actions before the PTO, the PTO will require additional information concerning the petitioner’s [...]

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 [...]

31 01, 2020

Jones Robb Attorney Kurt Buechle Attends USPTO Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Conference

2020-03-16T18:23:11-04:00January 31st, 2020|

On January 28, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Technical Center 1600 held its Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Conference. The conference included presentations on restriction practice, IPR/litigation statistics relating to biologic and Orange Book patents, patent term adjustment, written description, and subject matter eligibility. Among the speakers was Kery Fries, Senior Legal Advisor in [...]

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 [...]