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Written by: Lawrence A. Maxham Why are so many patents filed in China? Simply put, the Chinese governments pay them to file in China and abroad, that’s why. China leads the world in patent and trademark filings, at least partially for this reason. Thus, their impact on filings in the US cannot be underestimated. In…

Written By: Lawrence A. Maxham Design patents are growing strength in the US. Over the years design patents had been relegated to also-ran, or poor cousin status, in relation to utility patents. However, results in court over the last couple of decades would belie that status. A great example of this trend toward the value…

Why Investing in a Professional Pre-Filing Patent Search Before You File a Patent Application is Usually a Good Idea Written by: Lawrence A. Maxham  Patents can be a vital asset to your business. They generally take quite a bit of time and resources from filing to issuance. A professional patent search can help you determine…

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