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Maier & Maier was established with the goal of providing intellectual property analysis and advice for large, multi-national corporations, universities, middle-market and emerging market companies, and startups and spinouts. We are proud of our ability to advise our clients, and to obtain patent protection for a wide scale of technologies, and offer years of experience in litigation, licensing, and other intellectual property-related issues.

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Federal Circuit Rules Design Patent Scope Can Be Limited By Claim Language

On September 12, 2019, the Federal Circuit upheld the District Court of New Jersey’s finding that a design patent’s scope is limited by the language in its claims, rather than just its figures. The decision, in Curver Luxembourg, SARL v. Home Expressions Inc., heightens the importance of titles and claim language used when drafting design […]

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USPTO Expands Track 1 Program to 12,000 Grants Per Year

Under the America Invents Act, one of the new programs put into effect in 2011 was the Prioritized Examination Track. This Pilot Program allowed applicants to petition for special status in examination, placing it on a separate special docket with a goal of 12 months to issue. In order to qualify, the applicant must comply […]

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Iancu Among Keynote Speakers On State of FinTech IP And Innovation

The 16th Annual Summit on Protecting Innovations in the Financial Services Industry took place July 24th-25th in New York City. Andrei Iancu, the Director of the USPTO, joined other notable members of the FinTech industry including Tariq Hafiz, Group Director of 3600 Tech Group at the USPTO, inhouse counsel for major industry members, and private […]

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