New Proposal Requirements for Terminal Disclaimers Filed to Overcome Non-Statutory Double Patenting

»»The filing and recordation of an unnecessary terminal disclaimer has been characterized as an “unhappy circumstance” (MPEP 1490, citing In re Jentoft, 392 F.2d 633, 639 n.6 (CCPA 1968)). In an apparently “not significant” regulatory action, the USPTO is proposing a noteworthy change to terminal disclaimer requirements. 89 Fed. Reg. 40439-49 (May 10, 2024). The change […]

Maier & Maier Secures Victory At the International Trade Commission

»»April 22, 2024  – Maier & Maier PLLC is pleased to report that our clients Hikam America, Inc., Hikam Electrónica de México, S.A. de C.V., Hikam Tecnologia de Sinaloa, Hewtech Philippines Corp., Hewtech Philippines Electronics Corp., and Hewtech (Shenzhen) Electronics Co., Ltd. have been terminated from ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-1365. The Firm represented six of […]

Maier & Maier Obtains Grant of Summary Judgment of Invalidity Based on §101 Related to Wearable Technology

»»April 5, 2024 – Maier & Maier PLLC is pleased to report that we secured a victory for our client Firstbeat Technologies OY in a case involving a heart rate measuring apparatus incorporated into wearable technology. The case was originally filed by Polar Electro OY in the District of Delaware on November 7, 2011, but […]

Timothy Maier Recognized as one of Washington D.C.’s Top Lawyers 2024

»»Tim Maier was recently recognized based on peer review by Washington D.C.’s Top Lawyers Washington DC 2024 Edition.

Perspectives on USPTO Rulemaking

»»A Perspective on USPTO Rulemaking Following In re Chestek, by Maier & Maier partner Robert Bahr, has been published on IP Watchdog. The article discusses the notice-and-comment rulemaking procedures practiced by the USPTO and the impact of the recent Federal Circuit decision in In re Chestek. You can read the full article here.

Maier & Maier Recognized for New Addition by Managing IP

»»Managing IP has published an article highlighting the addition of key former government officials to three top tier firms, including Finnegan, Maier & Maier, and O’Melveny. To read the article, click here.

Recent Spotlight on Successful Appellate Review

»»Among the bases for patent term adjustment in section 154(b) is “appellate review by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board or by a Federal court in a case in which the patent was issued under a decision in the review reversing an adverse determination of patentability” (clause (iii) of section 154(b)(1)(C)). Section 154(b)(1)(C) or the […]

Robert W Bahr Joins Maier & Maier

»»Maier & Maier PLLC is proud to announce its newest addition to the firm, Robert Bahr. Mr. Bahr joins Stephen Kunin as the second Maier & Maier Partner to have previously held the prestigious position of Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy at the United States Patent and Trademark Office(USPTO). Mr. Bahr enjoyed a long and […]

Maier & Maier’s Stephen Kunin Discusses New Year’s Wishes with IPWatchdog

»»Maier & Maier partner, Stephen Kunin, was featured in’s post highlighting New Year wishes from top IP practitioners. Mr. Kunin’s New Year’s wish stated: “I would be pleasantly surprised and thrilled if Congress can resolve the patent subject matter eligibility problems that have been created by the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit. At this point […]

Fed Circuit Overturns $2.18-billion-dollar Judgement in VLSI Technology LLC v. Intel Corporation

»»In 2021, VLSI brought a patent infringement case against Intel seeking $3 billion in damages in the Western District of Texas. A jury decision found that Intel had infringed 2 of VLSI’s patents and awarded VLSI a $2.18 billion dollar settlement for said infringement. The 2 patents at issue were US Patent No. 7,523,373 “Minimum […]