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After Nearly Two Decades, Federal Circuit Aligns Obviousness Standard for Design Patents and Utility Patents

By Ashley Nicholls Sitting en banc for the first time in a patent case since 2018, on May 21, 2024, the Federal Circuit overruled the longstanding Rosen-Durling test for assessing obviousness of design patents and adopted a new test in line with the obviousness analysis conducted for utility patents.  LKQ Corp. v. GM Global Tech. […]

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USPTO Issues Guidance for Patent Practitioners Regarding AI Use Before the USPTO

On April 11, 2024, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published guidance to the Federal Register on the use of AI tools in matters before the USPTO.  The guidance acknowledges that AI may be beneficial to practitioners in preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications but notes there are risks associated with the use […]

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Karen Lee Announced as President Association of Legal Administrators Capital Chapter

Karen Lee Announced as President Association of Legal Administrators Capital Chapter Jones Robb is proud to announce that our Firm Administrator, Karen D. Lee was elected President of the Association for Legal Administrators Capital Chapter and began her term on April 1, 2024.  The ALA Capital Chapter is one of the largest and most active […]

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Dasia Taylor

Jones Robb honors trailblazing women in STEM fields and patent law who continue to make HERstory!

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Jones Robb Earns Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Empowering Women” Award

Jones Robb Earns Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Empowering Women” Award Jones Robb proudly announces our inclusion in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Empowering Women” feature, a first of its kind by the publication, intended to recognize firms committed to supporting and advancing women attorneys in Virginia. Since its establishment in 2007, our firm has prioritized the values of […]

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USPTO Issues Memorandum to Examiner Corps – Clear Communication of §112(f) Limitation Interpretation is Key

Mar. 18, 2024 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a memorandum (memo) to examiners setting forth resources available for examining limitations under 35 U.S.C. §112(f), commonly referred to as “means-plus-function” or “step-plus-function” limitations. The guidance further highlighted the importance of properly identifying and interpreting such limitations, as well as creating a clear record […]

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Jennifer Doudna

Jones Robb honors trailblazing women in STEM fields and patent law who continue to make HERstory!

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Jones Robb Named A 2024 Best Workplaces for Commuters

Jones Robb Named A 2024 Best Workplaces for Commuters We are proud to announce that we have been named one of a select number of 2024 Best Workplaces for Commuters for providing excellent commuter benefits to our employees. By offering these commuter benefits, we aim to enhance the overall quality of life for everyone who […]

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Anna Stork & Andrea Sreshta

Jones Robb honors trailblazing women in STEM fields and patent law who continue to make HERstory!

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Women’s History Month 2024

Jones Robb PLLC celebrates Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day by highlighting some remarkable female inventors, creators and legal professionals.

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Claudia Alexander

Jones Robb honors trailblazing women in STEM fields and patent law who continue to make HERstory!

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Women’s History Month

At Jones Robb, we take immense pride in honoring the achievements of women, both past and present, as we celebrate Women’s History Month.

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