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Meet Ashley Nicholls

Date: 01 Feb 2017 /
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Ashley Nicholls is a registered patent attorney in Jones Robb’s mechanical, medical device, and industrial design practice groups. After having worked together on projects in their former Big Law careers, founding and managing partner Susie Jones sought Ashley out to join Jones Robb in 2007, the firm’s first year. Ashley has worked in the patent […]


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WBENC Certification

Date: 03 Jan 2017 /
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We are pleased to announce that JONES ROBB, PLLC has been re-certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). The firm has been certified by the WBENC for 8 years. “We are proud to maintain our certification as a WBE,” said Susanne Jones, founding and managing partner of […]


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Recent Subject Matter Eligibility Decisions

Date: 15 Nov 2016 /
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued updated examination guidance on subject matter eligibility in view of McRO and Bascom. The panel decisions provide new insights on the Federal Circuit’s dynamic stance on patent eligibility, and the issued memo provides guidance as to how Examiners will consider the nuances from these decisions. Click […]


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Jones Robb Ranked as a Top Patent Prosecution Firm

Date: 02 Jun 2016 /
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June 2, 2016 Jones Robb, PLLC has been 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 2016 – a unique guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The IAM Patent 1000 remarks that […]


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Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

Date: 17 Feb 2016 /
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We are pleased to announce that JONES ROBB, PLLC has been re-certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). The firm has been certified by the WBENC for 7 years. “We are proud to maintain our certification as a WBE,” said Susanne Jones, founding and managing partner of […]


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Meet Attorney Elizabeth Burke

Date: 14 Jan 2016 /
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Tysons Corner, VA (January 14, 2016) Liz Burke joined Jones Robb as a member in 2012. She has worked in the patent field for 25 years, working in a variety of patent-related positions including patent examiner, university tech transfer, and attorney. Liz’s practice focuses on client counseling, due diligence, industrial design, patent-related opinion work, post-grant […]


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USPTO Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility

Date: 31 Jul 2015 /
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued updated examination guidance on subject matter eligibility in view of the Alice and Mayo decisions. The guidelines are posted on the USPTO’s website at 2014 Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility


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Jones Robb Welcomes Its 2015 Summer Interns!

Date: 31 Jul 2015 /
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This summer, three rising seniors from the nationally ranked STEM school, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology located in northern Virginia, are spending four weeks in our Tysons Corner office gaining real-world experience in the practice of law specific to patent procurement and post-grant proceedings. These students are motivated individuals who have strong […]


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Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs to go into Effect for US

Date: 07 May 2015 /
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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that on May 13, 2015, the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Hague Agreement) will go into effect for the United States, making two things possible for international design applicants.  As of this date, U.S. applicants will need to […]


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Susie Jones to Participate in AIPLA Webinar

Date: 30 Apr 2015 /
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Susie Jones will participate in an AIPLA webinar panel on Conducting a Freedom to Operate Investigation, May 5, 2015 12:30 – 2:00 pm Eastern. The panel will explore the role of freedom to operate investigations to startups and large corporations alike. In particular, the speakers will take the audience through a “mock FTO investigation” that shows […]


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