Although we could not all be in the same physical location, the Jones Robb team found a way to "share the love" with our administrative professionals last week.
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, [...]
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 [...]
Women’s History Month 2020: Talking with Surgeon, Inventor, and Entrepreneur, Dr. Mary Anne Tarkington, MD, FACS
“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, [...]
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 [...]