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Written By: Lawrence A. Maxham As recently reported by the US Secretary of Commerce, industries that make significant use of intellectual property (IP) account for over 41% of the US gross domestic product and employ one-third of the total US workforce. The founders of the US, well over 200 years ago, could have had no…

Having a multinational business comes with a plethora of roadblocks toward success, especially bureaucratic ones. If you have ever filed a patent application you are aware of just how true that is for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). But every now and then a ruling or new treaty or process is created…

The short answer is No. Engineers are employed to add value to a company by creating new things and improving existing products to enhance their value and to enhance the company’s perceived value in the marketplace. The purpose of establishing Intellectual Property (IP) protection for those new and improved products is to validate what the…

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Written By: Lawrence A. Maxham People who have filed to register a trademark in the USPTO have likely received scam notices of the type addressed by the USPTO article below. Additionally, we warn every trademark client about these scams. We even go as far as to use The Maxham Firm as the trademark owner’s contact…

People who have filed to register a trademark in the USPTO have likely received scam notices of the type addressed by these recent blogs from the USPTO. Additionally, we warn every trademark client about these scams. We even go as far as to use The Maxham Firm as the trademark owner’s contact address so that…

Written by: Lawrence A. Maxham Coming up with an invention or trademark is an innovative feat and is an integral component to your businesses success. Whether you are just beginning your intellectual property (IP) journey or have some experience under your belt, the Maxham Firm wants to make sure you are prepared for a potential…

Written By: Lawrence A. Maxham There is a longstanding story, likely apocryphal, that in the late 1800’s, the Commissioner of Patents said he was going to resign because everything worth inventing had been invented (the sewing machine, the cotton gin, telegraphy, and on and on). And yet, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)…

Written By: Lawrence A. Maxham  Why, you might ask, would I spend money to obtain a patent in Hong-Kong?  There are a number of reasons why it could make business sense to get a Hong Kong patent if you already are planning to file a patent application in China or the UK. Among them are:…

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…

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