Max Kaganov

Max Kaganov is a registered patent attorney and practices all aspects of intellectual property law, including utility patent and design patent drafting and prosecution, freedom-to-operate and infringement opinions, and trademark prosecution, oppositions, and cancellations. Max’s utility patent experience spans a variety of arts, such as mechanical engineering, medical devices, RFID devices and the manufacture thereof, wind turbines, as well as batch production, electrical, and software technologies. A particular focus of Max’s practice is the drafting and prosecution of design patents.

Max received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, where he majored in chemistry with a focus on physical chemistry and materials science. He obtained his Juris Doctor, in the patent law specialty track, from George Mason University School of Law. A native speaker of Russian and proficient in Spanish, Max has obtained  patent protection in the United States for Eastern European and Latin American clients. Max is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office, the Virginia State Bar, and the Florida Bar.


Michael J. Collins

Michael Collins has twenty-nine years of experience litigating patent, trade secret, unfair competition and other technology-related matters. In recent years, his practice has concentrated on patent litigation, representing both patent owners and defendants in federal district courts throughout the country. He has also represented clients in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission and appeals before the Federal Circuit. In addition to patent litigation, Michael has substantial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in trade secret matters in the state courts of both Texas and Florida. He was named a “Texas Super Lawyer” in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation in each of the years from 2013 through 2018.

Michael has handled cases involving a wide range of technologies, including semiconductors, oil and gas production, materials science, software, consumer electronics, wireless telecommunications systems, LED display panels, vehicle location tracking, optics, building structures, medical devices, food processing, transportation, conventional and nuclear power, petrochemicals, industrial valves, combined cycle gas turbines, petrochemical catalyst handling methods, corrugated packaging, and flywheel energy storage systems.


Dennis Ahearn

Dennis Ahearn is senior counsel for Maier and Maier.  Previously, Dennis was IP and Technology Law Counsel at Science Applications International Corporation (“SAIC”), Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Technology Law at Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Chief IP Counsel at COMSAT Corporation.  Dennis has a wealth of experience in procuring, managing and enforcing intellectual property rights globally for these and other corporations in major technical areas, and in data rights in Government Contracts, Government cyber-security requirements, IP rights in mergers and acquisitions and other transactions, Open Source Software acquisition, usage and licensing, trademark portfolio development and management, internet usage, and litigation management.  Additionally, Dennis is highly experienced in providing IP development, protection, usage, licensing, sale, and other monetization counsel.  His areas of interest include aerospace and defense, advanced telecommunications, commercial space activities, artificial intelligence and robotics, alternative energy, and internet activities and cyber-security. Dennis received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Yale, completed his J.D. at the University of San Francisco and served in the U. S. Air Force before beginning his law career.


Timothy J. Maier

Maier先生是注册专利律师并在知识产权法的所有领域执业。Maier先生的执业包括专利准备和申请;专利和商标诉讼;外观专利;商标异议;专利再颁和再审程序;干预实践;战略性国内和国际专利和商标组合开发与管理;可专利性,有效性,无效性,侵权,自由使用权,回避设计意见和咨询,专利组合远景分析以及尽职意见。Maier先生技术特长包括电子工程,机电,机械,工业,无线技术,软件实现的系统,金融系统和电信工程。Maier先生所服务的客户在高度竞争的技术领域,包括机械设备,RFID技术,金融产品,电信,消费电子,美容设备,封装,半导体,电子商务软件,光学和商业方法。

Maier先生最近的经验和技能集中在为客户提供一系列专利服务并开发专利策略来服务客户实现商业目标。具体地,他为世界市场,包括初创中型市场和世界500强公司,开发和管理专利组合。为实现此目的,他也分析竞争对手的专利组合和产品以便向客户提供有关增强和实施其专利组合,预期产品的潜在投资,策略性规避设计和技术收购的建议。

在创立Maier & Maier PLLC之前,Maier先生是Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt P.C.的专利律师。

Maier先生在范德堡大学获得理学学士学位,在乔治梅森大学获得电信工程硕士学位,并在乔治梅森大学法学院获得法学博士学位。Maier先生在乔治梅森大学法学院学习时完成了知识产权法系列课程。

Maier先生在美国专利局,弗吉尼亚州最高法院,弗吉尼亚东区法院和第四巡回上诉法院具有执业许可。他是以下组织的会员,包括弗吉尼亚州律师协会(VSB),美国律师协会(ABA专利,商标和版权分会),许可贸易工作者协会(LES),国际保护知识产权协会(AIPPI,曾发表过文章)和美国知识产权协会(AIPLA,当选两年任期的委员会成员)。

目前,Maier先生是专利资源组的教职成员,为美国各地的听众提供关于亚洲国家专利申请与实施的讲座,包括日本,韩国和中国。Maier先生是www.postgrant.com的发起者,该网站是领先的知识产权法博客。