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26 04, 2017

World IP Day 2017

2020-02-24T15:33:20-05:00April 26th, 2017|

By Sachin Kandhari In addition to being Administrative Professionals’ Day, April 26, 2017 also is celebrated as World Intellectual Property Day. World IP Day was launched in the year 2000 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to promote and protect creative ideas, including inventions as well as music, art, writings, and trademarks. This year’s [...]

26 04, 2017

Capitol Hill Hears About Intellectual Property

2020-02-24T15:34:11-05:00April 26th, 2017|

April 25, 2017 – In advance of World IP Day, the Full Committee of the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing yesterday, entitled “Intellectual Property – Drive of Innovation: Making Our Lives Healthier, Safer, and more Productive.” Testimony on issues impacting various IP stakeholders was provided by five witnesses, including representatives from large corporations, start-up [...]

5 04, 2017

Washington D.C. Launch of Women Owned Law to Occur April 25, 2017

2020-02-24T15:34:58-05:00April 5th, 2017|

Jones Robb, PLLC is proud to be a Founders Circle Sponsor of Women Owned Law. Women Owned Law is a new national networking group for women owned law and legal services firms, formed with the intent of connecting and advancing women entrepreneurs in the law. Join us for The Washington D.C. Launch of Women Owned [...]

1 02, 2017

Meet Ashley Nicholls

2020-02-24T15:35:42-05:00February 1st, 2017|

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 [...]

3 01, 2017

WBENC Certification

2020-02-24T15:36:39-05:00January 3rd, 2017|

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 [...]

15 11, 2016

Recent Subject Matter Eligibility Decisions

2020-03-16T19:10:20-04:00November 15th, 2016|

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 [...]

2 06, 2016

Jones Robb Ranked as a Top Patent Prosecution Firm

2020-02-24T15:38:48-05:00June 2nd, 2016|

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 [...]

17 02, 2016

Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

2020-02-24T15:39:34-05:00February 17th, 2016|

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 [...]

14 01, 2016

Meet Attorney Elizabeth Burke

2020-02-24T15:40:26-05:00January 14th, 2016|

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 [...]

31 07, 2015

USPTO Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility

2020-03-16T19:10:35-04:00July 31st, 2015|

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