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IAM Patent 1000, regarded as the IP Industry’s go-to rating source for identifying world-class private practice patent expertise in the US and abroad, has named Jones Robb as a leading patent prosecution law firm in the Washington, D.C. metro area in its 2020 rankings. In its 2020 volume, IAM praises the Jones Robb team as “’[t]he people to call when you need to navigate round tough obstacles at the USPTO,’” and as “prosecution maestros [who] are ‘closers who can pick up a seemingly doomed patent application and get an allowance’.”

“We are honored to have made the IAM Patent 1000 for the fifth consecutive year. Being regarded as the IP Firm to get difficult patents through to allowance means a lot to us. We work hard on behalf of our clients to get the job done,” says Susanne T. Jones, Jones Robb’s Founding and Managing partner. “To be one of only a few certified, women-owned business enterprises listed for its expertise in patent law also makes us very proud.”

The firm’s partners, Elizabeth Burke, Susanne Jones, and Kevin Robb, have also been recognized for their individual strengths and skills. “Prized for the high-calibre expertise they offer, alongside their personalised service and cost effectiveness,” firm “partners Susanne T Jones and Kevin D Robb are in hot demand.” Susanne “boasts ‘exceptional attention to detail’ and applies a gimlet eye when monitoring clients’ competitors.” With a focus on Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Susanne serves an array of clients in highly competitive industries, including robotic surgery, display technologies, and life sciences. Kevin was highlighted for the work he does across the Computer Science, Telecommunications, and Electrical Engineering practices. “’Kevin is someone you can rely on for his strategic judgement and candid advice.’ He also has ‘a great network of international associates to coordinate foreign filings’.” Touted for her “flair for developing commercially meaningful and easily monetisable portfolios,” Elizabeth Burke often works with startup companies on the strategic development of patent portfolios. She leads the firm’s Industrial Design practice in addition to her work in the Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering practice areas, serving industry leaders in the imaging technology, medical device, and transportation sectors.

Headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., Jones Robb, PLLC is a boutique IP law firm specializing in patent legal services including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, industrial design, infringement and validity analyses, post-grant proceedings, and licensing. The firm focuses on delivering exceptional quality through a customized and cost-effective service. Clients benefit from receiving the quality and experience of a large law firm with small firm agility and flexibility. All Jones Robb attorneys are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and many have advanced technical degrees as well as experience as patent examiners, in-house counsel, or with a large law firm. Jones Robb, PLLC has been a WBENC-certified law firm for the past eleven years.

The IAM Patent 1000 recognizes excellence in firms and individuals that practice patent law. The selection process includes interviews with more than 1,800 attorneys and in-house counsel and, according to IAM Patent 1000 research editor Nicholas Richardson, “Only those individuals identified by market sources for their exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent matters feature in the IAM Patent 1000. . . . Firms qualify for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged.” More information can be found here.