Susie Jones, founding and managing member of Jones Robb, has been providing strategic global patent portfolio development and counseling services to clients for over 20 years. After beginning her career in the patent field as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Susie moved on to private practice where she continues to follow her passion for working with inventors and in-house counsel to achieve robust worldwide protection for their innovations with an eye toward enforcement and monetization in highly competitive industries. She enjoys analyzing competitors’ patent portfolios and products in order to counsel her clients regarding enhancement and enforcement of their patent portfolio, contemplated products, potential design-arounds, and acquisition of technology. Her years as a Patent Examiner and her private sector focus on practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have provided her valuable insight into mechanisms for streamlining patent preparation and prosecution to achieve successful outcomes for her clients in a cost-effective manner. In addition, her years as a patent practitioner have spanned a variety of patent law reforms, providing Susie with a keen understanding of more intricate and often overlooked details of patent practice, such as priority, inventorship, and other nuanced issues. In this regard, Susie has often been called on by her clients to handle important petition and patent correction matters that otherwise may have prevented enforcement.
Aside from strategic global patent portfolio development and management for both utility and design patents, Susie’s is experienced in post-grant practice, including reissue, reexamination, and interference proceedings, and in patentability, validity, infringement, and due diligence opinions. She also has been involved in both district court patent litigation and Federal Circuit appeals. Susie’s technical expertise covers biomedical, electro-mechanical, and mechanical engineering, and she has served clients in highly competitive technical areas, including alternative energy, biomedical devices, cosmetic devices, displays, food sciences, life sciences, optics, packaging, robotics, and business methods, among others.