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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 circums […]

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., Hika […]

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 Fir […]

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 20 […]

Perspectives on USPTO Rulemaking

»»A Perspective on USPTO Rulemaking Following In re Chestek, by Maier & Maier partner Robert Bahr, has been […]

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 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 […]