May 2015– Marbury Law's Robert Hansen presented on the topics of patent issuance, term, certification of correction, disclaimers & maintenance fee payments at this year's American Intellectual Property Law Association "Patent Prosecution Bootcamp"
April 2015 – We are proud to announce that Yvette Hansen has joined The Marbury Law Group in our recently created Staff Accountant role. Yvette is a recent graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting. She has extensive career experience in the fields of accounting, billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll functions within the medical and electric utility industries. Yvette will play a pivotal role to enhance and streamline our client accounting processes and join our Finance team of professionals.
March 2015 – The Marbury Law Group is ranked among the "Top Patent Law Firms of 2014" for issued patents by IP Today, rising 37 spots in the annual survey! The firm experienced a 58% increase in issued utility patents in 2014, with continued growth in early 2015.
February 2015 – Jim Areklett joined The Marbury Law Group as our new Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer. He has 20+ years of result driven financial, operational and managerial expertise in the legal services industry. He has successfully contributed to and served at prominent local, national and international law firms. Jim is committed to ensuring top notch professional service and desired client results in a prudent and cost effective manner. He is proud to join The Marbury Law Group and contribute to our mission to maximize our clientele’s objectives and results.
June 22, 2015 - U.S. Supreme Court upholds precedent that a patentee cannot continue to receive royalties for sales made after the expiration of the patent and notes that careful contracting may work around such rules. The Court's closing remarks remind us that "[I]n this world, with great power comes great responsibility." Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC (2015)
June 17, 2015 - Dennis Crouch's Patently-O reports findings of a reduction in patent application pendency before the USPTO. Patent Pendency Redux.
June 16, 2015 - The USPTO proposes an expedited ex parte appeals process in which applicants must withdraw other appeals and agree to waive oral hearings. Participation may not incur additional fees, and seeks to reach an appeals decision within six months of filing the request. Federal Register Notice.
June 5, 2015 - The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Patent Act of 2015 (Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act) as amended by the Manager’s Amendment and additions from Senators Feinstein and Cornyn. Comments from the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
June, 2015 - USPTO to host the 3rd Annual Additive Manufacturing Meeting on July 8th at the Alexandria, VA campus. USPTO Additive Manufacturing Meeting.