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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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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Announces Increases to Certain Page Limits in Post-Grant Proceedings

Date: 27 Mar 2015 /
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Director Michelle Lee announces the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s intent to issue a “quick fix” rule package to improve post-grant trial proceedings. Included in the changes to post-grant trial practice are increases in page limits for motions to amend, oppositions to motion to amend, and reply briefs. PTAB judges will begin implementing new page […]


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U.S. takes final step to become member of the Hague Union.

Date: 13 Feb 2015 /
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February 13, 2015 – Industrial Design: U.S. takes final step to become member of the Hague Union. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) announced today that U.S. innovators will soon be able to pursue industrial design protection in multiple jurisdictions by filing a single international design application either through WIPO in Geneva, Switzerland, or […]


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UPDATE: 2014 Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility

Date: 28 Jan 2015 /
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On January 27, 2015, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) updated the Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (“Guidance”) to include examples of abstract ideas. The Interim Guidance USPTO web page has also been updated to include the presentations from a January 21, 2015 forum conducted to receive public feedback on the […]


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We Are Hiring

Date: 27 May 2014 /
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Mid-Level Patent Attorney/Agent (Mechanical/Biomedical Engineer) Jones Robb, PLLC is seeking full-time registered patent attorneys and patent agents with 4-8 years relevant experience to work in its Tysons Corner, Virginia office. Responsibilities will include preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications, including complex Patent Office proceedings; and working on other patent related counseling matters, including […]


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We Are Hiring

Date: 27 May 2014 /
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Patent Attorney/Agent (Computer Science/Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Software) Jones Robb, PLLC is seeking full-time registered patent attorneys and patent agents with 2-4 years relevant experience to work in Tysons Corner, Virginia or Indianapolis, Indiana. Responsibilities will include preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications, including complex Patent Office proceedings, and working on other patent related counseling […]


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