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July 2014 – We are excited to announce Marbury's continued growth with the addition of two new associates to the Marbury team this monthAllison W. Gaul comes to us from Global Intellectual Property Agency, LLC and her expertise lies in software, computer engineering, telecommunications, networking, data security, and financial systems. Hongbiao (Bill) Yu, Ph.D. comes to Marbury from Finnegan, LLP, and he has expertise in mechanical devices, electronics, telecommunications, networks, computer software, and business methods.


May 2014Intellectual Property Today magazine has recognized The Marbury Law Group, PLLC as a "Top Trademark Firm" in the U.S. for trademarks filed in 2013. In that year, Marbury saw a 20% increase in the number of issued U.S. trademarks for our clients compared to 2012! IP Today has recognized Marbury as a "Top Trademark Firm" annually since 2009.

Did you know you can now record your registered trademarks with U.S. Customs & Border Protection for increased trademark protection?  To learn more, read "Protecting Your Trademarks After Registration" by Shauna M. Wertheim, Esq.
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March 2014 – The Marbury Law Group, PLLC has once again been recognized among the "Top Patent Firms" in the U.S. by Intellectual Property Today.  In 2013, we obtained 150 patents on behalf of our clients, including 6 design patents and 141 utility patents.

March 2014 – After Michelle O'Brien joined Marbury last month, we now welcome two new associate attorneys and two paralegals!  David Hyams will be working in the computer software, electronic devices, and telecommunications network areas.  Phyllis Simon will work in the chemical, mechanical, and material science areas.  Both come to us from O'Brien Jones PLLC.  [ Read the Press Release ]


March 2014The Marbury Law Group, PLLC is excited to announce the opening of a satellite office in the Boston metropolitan area, in Burlington, Massachusetts!  This new office will enhance the firm's ability to serve the legal needs of our clients in the Boston area and will be home to two of our associates: Kevin T. Shaughnessy and Matthew L. Fenselau. [ Read the Press Release ]

Dr. Jon L. Roberts, founding partner, continues to receive extremely favorable reviews for his presentation entitled "Security Clearances in a Post-Snowden Era."  This web broadcast has repetitively been run by LawLine to those interested in the national security arena of law. Comments such as "This program adds valuable context to current discussions and issues relating to the Snowden controversy which, although not directly pertinent to my current practice, certainly has added to my general knowledge base. A very interesting and well-presented program," "Really excellent course," and "Excellent presentation that helps to fill a large gap in my legal knowledge," are but some examples. If you have an interest in this area, please contact us for further information.

Recent Patents

June 2014 – Congratulations to inventor Emad Batawi on the issue of his twentieth U.S. patent!  U.S. Patent 8,748,056 entitled “Anode with remarkable stability under conditions of extreme fuel starvation” for client Bloom Energy Corporation claims an electrolyte supported solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) having an anode electrode having two portions, with a first portion having a lower ratio of the nickel containing phase to the ceramic phase than the second portion.


March 2014 – Congratulations to client Openet on the issue of U.S. Patent 8,675,659, "Methods, systems and devices for multiphase decoding." As demand for wireless and cellular communication continues to increase, the efficient routing and management of signaling traffic is becoming an ever more challenging task. Openet’s patent attempts to address that; it describes methods, systems, and devices used to recursively decode and evaluate portions of a message to determine if the decoded portion identifies a destination component (or if one can be derived from the decoded information), in order to then repackage the decoded portions of the message with the remainder of the original message into a new transmission that includes signaling information, and sending this message to the identified destination over a second communications link.


March 2014U.S. Patent 8,672,880 entitled, "Remotely controlled catheter insertion system" is comprised of a robotic device which can receive the control handle or proximal end of a medical device, and a remote control mechanism to facilitate its placement in a patient.  This invention operates without the need for expensive, specialized catheters as it can be used with commercially available, "off the shelf" catheters.  Additionally, it offers a control input that is more intuitive to use than other known insertion systems.


October 2013U.S. Patent No. 8,567,757 entitled, “Wireless Fluid Shutoff Valve” for client Vectare is a low-cost safety valve for gas lines and similar supply lines that can be remotely activated via a secure wireless link.  A miniaturized controller and wireless electronics assembly provides the control mechanism for actuating the valve, as well as reporting data regarding valve status.  This gas line shut off valve can provide important safety benefits at an affordable price.

October 2013 – U.S. Patent No. 8,552,044 for client Flowtronix is entitled, "Multiple reservoir implantable drug infusion device and method," and relates to implantable infusion pumps for the dispensing of infusates (e.g. intravenous medication).  In particular, it relates to a pump operating at positive pressure to dispense medication from multiple reservoirs in accordance with different specified flow rates.  The device is capable of delivering easily and precisely dosed medication from any one or any combination of two or more reservoirs without complex pumping and flow control mechanisms and has the capability of mixing and/or diluting medications.