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2 05, 2019

Recap of USPTO’s Design Day 2019

2020-03-16T19:44:21-04:00May 2nd, 2019|

Thursday, April 25, 2019, was Design Day at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  The event was hosted at the USPTO’s Alexandria campus, while other regional offices of the USPTO provided opportunities for local examiners and practitioners to attend the meeting remotely.  The relaxed tone and casual atmosphere of Design Day, combined with lively presenters [...]

11 03, 2019

Jones Robb Welcomes New Team Members

2020-02-24T14:18:53-05:00March 11th, 2019|

JONES ROBB, PLLC, is growing and we are pleased to welcome our new team members!  Our new team members add years of experience in the areas of client services, docketing, and marketing and contribute to the growth of our mechanical, electrical, software, and industrial design practice areas. Reflecting the firm’s commitment to top-notch quality and [...]

24 01, 2019

Helsinn v. Teva January 22, 2019, Supreme Court Decision Summary

2020-02-24T14:19:07-05:00January 24th, 2019|

(Synopsis By Kurt Buechle) On January 22, 2019, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decided that a sale of an invention more than one year prior to the filing of an application for a patent on that invention was sufficient to invalidate the resulting patent even though the details of the invention sold had not been [...]

23 01, 2019

Susanne Jones to participate in Women in Law & IP Summit

2020-02-24T14:19:14-05:00January 23rd, 2019|

On January 31, 2019, Susanne Jones and Elizabeth Burke will be attending the Women in Law & IP Summit taking place in Seattle, Washington.  The one-day 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 [...]

10 01, 2019

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Releases Guidance on Application of 35 U.S.C. §112 to Computer-Implemented Inventions

2020-03-16T19:34:10-04:00January 10th, 2019|

(Synopsis By Sachin Kandhari) The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has released revised guidelines (hereafter, “guidelines”) for Examiners on applying 35 U.S.C. §112 to computer-implemented functional claim limitations during examination.  In this article, we will summarize the guidelines and present key takeaways that will be useful to patent practitioners and clients. Generally, the [...]

10 01, 2019

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

2020-03-16T19:54:03-04:00January 10th, 2019|

(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 [...]

31 12, 2018

Jones Robb In The Holiday Spirit

2020-02-24T14:19:33-05:00December 31st, 2018|

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 [...]

6 09, 2018

Susie Jones Selected for WOL September 2018 Member Spotlight

2020-02-24T14:27:48-05:00September 6th, 2018|

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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