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Docketing Team

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Docketing Team

Jones Robb is fortunate to have a very high level of experience in our Patent Legal Assistant (PLA) and docketing roles, a key component in delivering excellent service to our clients. Our standout team are folks who have been practicing their specialty for years and have seen many things. Counterparts on the client side, i.e., paralegals and docketing staff, often reach out for assistance and our team is able to offer insights and process advice, including assistance with various platforms common to the IP space. The amount of talent and experience our team has not only allows us to provide an excellent work product to our clients, it allows us to understand unique issues that might arise and allows us to help clients correct errors overlooked, unnoticed, or unknowingly caused by prior firms.

Craig Smelter

Lead Patent Docketing Specialist

Craig joined the Jones Robb team in January of 2019.  As part of our experienced team of docketing professionals, Craig brings over 20 years of docketing know-how from his work with IP teams at Morrison Forester; Heller Erhman; Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati; and Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Stewart.  Craig’s specialty is his range of knowledge about docketing systems and how to integrate new technologies to produce targeted reports and quality control processes.  Craig created docketing procedures that encompass best practices in the industry and allow the firm to maintain an efficient workflow.   In his current role Craig supports the attorneys and clients of Jones Robb PLLC by:

Josh Beltran

Patent Docketing Specialist

Josh joined the Jones Robb team in December of 2022. As part of our experienced team of docketing professionals, he brings over 20 years of legal assistant and docketing management experience. Prior to joining Jones Robb, Josh worked as an IP Patent Administrator for RWS/inovia in New York, where he was responsible for obtaining POAs, Assignment documents, and the filing of 92bis. He served as the point of contact for Spanish Agents and worked closely with translation partners/providers to ensure filing deadlines dates were met.  Josh also worked in docketing positions at several small firms, where he assisted in preparing both domestic and international patent application documents.

In his current role Josh supports the attorneys and clients of Jones Robb PLLC by:

Legal Practice Areas

Legal Practice Areas

Our highly experienced team of legal professionals has the expertise and resources to help our clients find solutions that meet their individual needs in a wide array of wide array of patent-related issues.

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Technical / Industry Practice Areas

Technical / Industry Practice Areas

We have an in-depth understanding of the technical and industry practice areas, combined with years of experience to provide our clients with comprehensive legal solutions to help them meet their objectives.

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