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

»»Maier & Maier partner, Stephen Kunin, was featured in IPWatchdog.com’s post highlighting New Year wi […]

New USPTO Final Rule Establishes Separate Design Patent Bar

»»On November 16, 2023, the USPTO published a new final rule establishing the creation of a separate design pate […]

USPTO Launches New Semiconductor Fast-Track Pilot Program

»»In order to support the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act of 2022 the USPTO an […]

Federal Circuit Revisits IPR Estoppel in Ironburg Inventions LTD. v. Valve Corp.

»»Ironburg Inventions LTD. v. Valve Corp., 21-2295 (Fed. Cir. 2023) This case presented the Court of Appeals for […]

To Qualify as a Joint Inventor – HIP, Inc. v. Hormel Foods Corp., 22-1696 (Fed. Cir. 2022)

»»Earlier this year, in an opinion by Judge Lourie the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned a dis […]

Design Day 2023: Highlights and Caselaw

»»On May 4th, 2023, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosted its annual Design Day event. As […]

Maier & Maier Defends Continually, Ltd. Against Allegations of Patent Infringement By Disintermediation Services, Inc. in the Western District of Texas

»»On June 22, 2022, Disintermediation Services, Inc. (“Disintermediation”) filed a Complaint alleging that Conti […]

Maier & Maier Defends Electric Mirror, Inc. In A Case Filed by Aperture Net LLC In the Western District of Washington

»»Maier & Maier continues to enjoy consistent and favorable results in its litigation matters. On November 1 […]

USPTO Transitions to Electronic Patent Grants

»»The USPTO recently announced through the publishing of a new Federal Register final rule (88 Fed. Reg. 12560) […]

Overcoming Sect. 101 Rejections: USPTO Guidance, Recent Decisions to Meet Sect. 101 Patent Eligibility Requirements

»»Maier & Maier is pleased to announce that distinguished partner, Stephen Kunin, presented a Strafford webi […]