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Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Basics: Guidelines and Estimates

Posted on May 26, 2017 in Advice, News | 0 comments

(Ad) 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 to starting the process,...

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Foreign Filing for Patents and Trademarks

Posted on May 15, 2017 in Advice, News | 0 comments

The Maxham Firm’s Information for Foreign Filing (Ad) 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...

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International Aspects of Patent and Trademark Laws

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Advice, News | 0 comments

Why Hiring a Small Firm for International Business is Valuable Written by: Lawrence A. Maxham of The Maxham Firm (May 2017) (Ad) 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 boundaries may be significant,...

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The Importance of a Professional Patent Search

Posted on May 1, 2017 in Advice, News | 0 comments

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 patent attorney. Patent...

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What You Need to Know Before You File: The Benefits of a Professional Patent or Trademark Search

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 in Advice, News | 0 comments

(Ad) A patent applies to a new structure, apparatus, or process that can produce an improved and useful result. Here we are focusing on trademarks. A trademark is a mark used in trade. A mark can be words, symbols, designs (logos), or a combination that, when applied to the products to which they relate, distinguish those products provided by other...

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The Importance of Innovation

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 in Advice | 0 comments

This article relates the importance of innovation to the US economy, and how essential patents and the licensing of patents are to the realization of the fruits of the invention. Innovation is a Terrible Thing to...

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