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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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Ex Parte Jadran Bandic Sheds New Light On 101 Guidance

The Patent Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) recently reversed an examiner’s 101 Alice rejection in Ex Parte Jadran Bandic, and in so doing, provided insight into how the PTO will administer Director Iancu’s 101 Guidance Memo. The PTAB found the examiner’s analysis in Step One of the Alice rejection only considered limited portions of the claim […]

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Supreme Court Upholds IPR Proceedings; Rejects Partial Institutions

Two Supreme Court Decisions came down April 24, 2018 with potentially significant impacts on patent practice. First, in Oil States v. Greene’s Energy, the Court rejected Oil States’ Article III and 7th Amendment challenges to inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, declaring the proceedings constitutional under the public rights doctrine. Second, the Court ruled that Patent […]

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Introduction of New Patent Legislation in Congress Looms Over PTAB Litigation Practice

Two new pieces of legislation were introduced in the past few weeks, one each in the House and the Senate, and both could have drastic implications for PTAB practice. The PACED Act, introduced in the Senate, would eliminate Tribal Immunity as a defense for all Patent Owners in proceedings before the Patent Office. The STRONGER […]

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