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Firm Events

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.

January 2015– Marbury Law is pleased to announce an exciting 58% increase in patents issued for clients in the 2014 calendar year!

December 2014 – We are excited to announce Marbury's continued growth with the addition of a new associate to the Marbury team this month.  Yutian Ling comes to us from Ropes & Gray in Boston, MA and has expertise lies in computer engineering, software, and telecommunications patent drafting and prosecution.

November 2014 – We are excited to announce Marbury's continued growth with the addition of two new associates to the Marbury team this month.  Todd A.  Gerety  comes to us as former patent counsel at Proskauer Rose  in Boston, MA and has expertise in the technical fields of electronics, software, medical devices, e-Commerce, financial services, and telecommunications.  Matt T. Gill  comes to us from H.C. Park & Associates in Washington, D.C. and has experience in the technical fields of chemistry, material science, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and more.  

October 2014 – Marbury Law's  Shauna M. Wertheim presents on the topic of due diligence  in trademark transfer negotiations during  the American Intellectual Property Law Association's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

IP News

March 10, 2015 - USPTO releases six proposals for improving patent quality including: 1) applicant initiated quality review; 2) automation of portions of the pre-examination prior art search process; 3) enhancements to clarity of application record; 4) updating and improving quality metrics; 5) review of current compact prosecution model; 6) in-person interview availability for all Examiners. Input on these proposals is solicited for the USPTO's Patent Quality Summit...Read more 

March 3, 2015 - The STRONG Patents Act is introduced in Congress as a patent reform alternative to the Innovation Act, and focuses on post-grant review procedures... Read More

March 2, 2105- The United States Patent & Trademark Office retires its Sensitive Application Warning System (SAWS) due to growing public concern and lack of use  ... Read More

February 19, 2015 - Federal Circuit rules on the limiting effect of independent claim preambles recited in dependent claim bodies in Pacing Tech v. Garmin ... Read More

February 13, 2015 - The United States Department of Commerce completed the final step in joining the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs and will begin accepting U.S. industrial design registration applications  for  protection in over 162 countries on May 13, 2015... Read More

January 28, 2015 – United States Patent & Trademark Office releases new examples for examination of claims that may be directed to abstract ideas... Read More

January 15, 2015 – Federal Circuit finds a patent examiner’s “broadest reasonable interpretation” of claims to be “too broad”... Read More

 

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