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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.

The History of Our Firm

Federal Circuit Opens the Door for IPR Amendments

In Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal, No. 2015-1177 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 4, 2017), an en banc Federal Circuit determined that it was improper for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to place the burden of establishing the patentability of mid-IPR claim amendments on the patent holder.  Instead, the ruling determined that the burden should be […]

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Federal Circuit Clarifies How Venue Under TC Heartland Will Be Applied

In In re Cray Inc., No. 2017-129 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 21, 2017) the Federal Circuit issued a decision clarifying the Supreme Court’s ruling in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, 137 S. Ct. 1514 (2017). This Supreme Court case had rejected long-standing patent venue precedent, clarifying that, for the purposes of the […]

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Tribal Sovereign Immunity: Defense Against Inter Partes Review

On September 8, 2017, Allergan PLC (“Allergan”), a global pharmaceutical company, publicly announced the assignment of all Orange Book-listed patents for its dry-eye drug RESTASIS® to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (“Tribe”) in upstate New York. In a unified statement about the transaction, the Tribe Council stated, “This is a viable and sound opportunity for […]

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