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Foreign patent filing can be an expensive and complicated process. The Maxham Firm can guide you through this process with ease while remaining budget friendly and one way to do that is to use the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). While there are many contingencies on which PCT and foreign filing hinge, here are some basics…

The Maxham Firm’s Information for Foreign Filing There is no such thing as an international patent or trademark; however, there is an ongoing treaty, the 1883 Paris Convention, in which most countries around the world participate to cover international patent and trademark filings. Under the Paris Convention, an applicant has one year after filing a…

Why Hiring a Small Firm for International Business is Valuable Written by: Lawrence A. Maxham of The Maxham Firm (May 2017) In a world where commerce in products and services is not limited by national borders, a knowledge, or at least a nodding acquaintance, of how and why Intellectual Property (IP) rights beyond the US…

This is a well written article about the importance of a professional patent search and is directed to inventors and non-patent attorneys. Close attention is invited to the third and the last two paragraphs. Very often what is immediately apparent to an inventor is not what the situation actually is when assessed by an experienced…

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