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 [...]
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, all USPTO facilities will be closed to the public but remain open to employees and contractors. This closure does not impact due dates, which are not extended, as the USPTO continues its operations.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Jones Robb Attorney Kurt Buechle Attends USPTO Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Conference
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 [...]
Jones Robb Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We wore pink and pink ribbon pins to raise awareness and show our support.
Jones Robb Attends IPO 47th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC and Co-sponsors Women In IP Committee’s Networking Lunch
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]