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

Date: 10 Jan 2019 /
Posted by: Karen Lee /
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(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 […]


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Jones Robb In The Holiday Spirit

Date: 31 Dec 2018 /
Posted by: Karen Lee /
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As the holiday season swung into high gear, Jones Robb attorneys and staff made time to enjoy each other’s company during a holiday luncheon and Yankee Gift Swap. The Jones Robb team was unanimous in its choice of “best gift” – the cleverly packaged and well-disguised toilet brush (patented, no less) captured managing partner Susie […]


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Susie Jones Selected for WOL September 2018 Member Spotlight

Date: 06 Sep 2018 /
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Susie Jones, founding and managing member of Jones Robb, was recently selected for the WOL September 2018 Member Spotlight.  WOL spotlights members to demonstrate how they are making a difference and how they benefited from WOL membership.  Learn More About Susie    2018 WOL EVENT CALENDAR  


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2018 Summer Interns Take Center Stage

Date: 06 Sep 2018 /
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JR was host to a group of talented, bright and engaging high school and college students for our Summer Intern Program this year. Here is a just taste of our interns “Keeping it 100”; as they put it. We wish them the best of luck with their studies in the coming year.


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JR Team Members and Interns Visit The USPTO

Date: 31 Jul 2018 /
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On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Jones Robb team members and our summer interns enjoyed a tour of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). The tour was coordinated by the PTO’s Office of Education and Outreach and offered a variety of learning experiences for both seasoned professionals and interns alike. A visit to the Inventors […]


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Meet Attorney Kurt T. Buechle

Date: 29 Jun 2018 /
Posted by: Karen Lee /
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Kurt Buechle has over fifteen years of patent law experience in the life sciences, chemistry, and electromechanical devices.  This broad experience includes patent preparation, prosecution, global portfolio management, due diligence, contracts, negotiations, technology transfer, litigation, and opinions.  His intellectual property practice has also included trademark, trade secret, and copyright law.  Beyond intellectual property law, he […]


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Jones Robb, PLLC Recognized As Among The World’s Leading Patent Professionals

Date: 15 Jun 2018 /
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For the third year in a row, Jones Robb, PLLC, a WBENC-certified patent boutique law firm, has been recognized for its expertise in patent law. Jones Robb is named a leading patent prosecution law firm in the Washington, D.C. metro area in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals in 2018 – a […]


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Jones Robb Founding Member Susie Jones attends National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) 46th Annual Induction Ceremony

Date: 04 May 2018 /
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Susie Jones attended the National Inventors Hall of Fame® 46th Annual Induction Ceremony in Washington D.C. on May 3, 2018 and shares her thoughts on the evening: “It was such a privilege and honor to attend the National Inventors Hall of Fame 46th Annual Induction Ceremony and, in particular, to share the evening with Kateeva, […]


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USPTO Issues Guidance On AIA Trials After Supreme Court’s Decision in SAS

Date: 30 Apr 2018 /
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On April 26, 2018,  the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) issued a memo providing guidance on the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, 2018 WL 1914661 (U.S. April 24, 2018). The memo addresses how the PTAB will make institution decisions in future petitions and pending petitions for which […]


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USPTO Issues “Significantly More” Section 101 Guidance

Date: 24 Apr 2018 /
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On April 19, 2018, the USPTO issued a Memorandum outlining a change in examination procedure regarding Subject Matter Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 based on the recently decided Federal Circuit case Berkheimer v. HP, Inc., 881 F.3d 1360 (Fed.Cir. 2018).  The new examination procedure clarifies the standard under which Examiners can find additional elements […]


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