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Utility vs. Design Patents: Determining Your Patent Options

Posted on Dec 7, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Written By: Lawrence A. Maxham December 2017 What is a utility patent? A utility patent covers the function and structure of products, systems, or processes, and improvements therefor. The disclosure for a utility patent is a complete description of all aspects of the structure and functions of the invention. The drawings are for assistance in supporting...

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Filing Provisional Patent Applications: Is it the Right Move for Me?

Posted on Oct 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Provisional Patent Applications: A History   Since being established in 1994 as an amendment to the Patent Act of 1952, which sought to create timing advantages, like that of the Paris convention of 1883 for foreign filing (you can read our previous blog on foreign filing here), provisional holds this date for foreign filing as well, provisional...

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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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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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Welcome To The Maxham Firm

Welcome To The Maxham Firm

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 in Banner | 0 comments

Areas of Practice The Maxham Firm provides legal services in the field of intellectual property, specializing primarily in patent and trademark law. The Maxham Firm Patent Attorneys provides legal services in the field of intellectual property, specializing primarily in patent and trademark law. Each attorney is a members of the California bar and are...

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