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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 Agencies Have Standing to File CBM

In Return Mail, Inc. v. USPS, 16-1502, the Federal Circuit ruled that the United States Postal Service had standing to challenge Return Mail’s patent claims in a Covered Business Method proceeding (CBM), despite not being sued for patent infringement under the Patent Act.  Under 37 CFR 42.302, a petitioner may not file to institute covered business […]

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Iancu Nominated for USPTO Director

It was announced on Friday, August 25, 2017, that Andrei Iancu has been nominated for Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).   Iancu will replace Joseph Matal, who has been serving as interim Director since Michelle Lee’s resignation in June. Andrei Iancu comes from […]

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USTR Makes IP a Focus of NAFTA Renegotiation

Earlier this month, the US Trade Representative (USTR), Robert Lighthizer, released a detailed and comprehensive summary of the negotiating objectives for the US’s forthcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The text of these objectives are available in a press release here. In particular, the USTR seeks to add a substantive section […]

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