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Timothy J. Maier has been recognized often by his peers in Virginia's Magazine’s “Super Lawyers” survey as a “Rising Star” in the field of Intellectual Property.

May 2014

Timothy J. Maier and Christopher J. Maier will be attending INTA in Hong Kong to lecture clients on the latest US case law and procedure trends in patent and trademark law.

April 2014

Christopher J. Maier, current Chair of the AIPLA Far East Committee, will be attending the Spring AIPLA meeting in Phoenix.

March 2014

Timothy J. Maier will be in Europe lecturing clients on the latest trends in Inter Partes Review, Post Grant Review and Covered Business methods.

February 2014

Timothy J. Maier will be lecturing to clients in Europe on the latest trends in drafting software patent claims before the USPTO including case law updates from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

January 2014

Timothy J. Maier will be lecturing to clients in Asia on the latest trends in drafting software patent claims before the USPTO including case law updates from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Christopher J. Maier will be lecturing to clients in Asia on the latest trends in Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review procedures.

November 2013

At the AIPLA's annual meeting, Christopher J. Maier was appointed as the Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice in the Far East (IPPFEC). As part of his duties, Christopher met with delegates from the Korean Patent Attorney Association (KPAA) and will be organizing and leading a delegation of AIPLA officials and delegates to Asia in the Spring.

August 2013

Partner Christopher J. Maier will be travelling to Japan to meet with clients and attorneys to discuss the USPTO's newly formed Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB). Chris will be offering insights into the formation of the PTAB and a discussion regarding PTAB's interaction and involvement with the appeals, reexamination, inter partes review, and postgrant review processes. Additionally, Chris will provide strategy and practice tips useful during proceedings before the PTAB, as well as pregrant and postgrant patent challenges.

July 2013

Partner Christopher J. Maier will be appointed as the chairman of the AIPLA's IP Practice in the Far East Committee. The official appointment will take place at the AIPLA's annual meeting in Washington, DC in October. Following his term as vice-chair, Chris will be leading a delegation of IP practitioners to Korea and Malaysia, as well as other potential Asian countries, during the first half of 2014. Organization and meetings for this delegation are currently being planned.

September 2012

Christopher J. Maier has been appointed as Vice-Chair of a wide-spread international committee for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Chris's duties will involve meeting with the heads of various intellectual property and technology-focused organizations throughout the world to discuss implementation, changes and effects of various patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws.

June 2012

Partner, Timothy J. Maier will be lecturing in China on the American Invents Act with a Delegation (AIA) from the AIPLA China Committee.

May 2012

Partners, Christopher J. Maier and Timothy J. Maier will be attending the International Trademark Association (INTA).

April 2012

Partner, Timothy J. Maier will be lecturing in Japan on the American Invents Act (AIA) with a Delegation from the AIPLA Japan Committee.

March 2012

Partner, Timothy J. Maier hosted Boy Scouts of America Den 301 Pack 13 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office to learn about innovation in communications and visited the Steve Jobs, iPhone patent exhibit.

January 2012

Partner, Timothy J. Maier will be lecturing in France, Italy and Switzerland on the American Invents Act (AIA).

June 2011

Partners, Timothy J. Maier and Christopher J. Maier will be attending the ECTA conference in Stockholm, Sweden.

May 2011

Partners, Timothy J. Maier and Christopher J. Maier will be attending the AIPLA Spring Meeting and INTA conference.

April 2011

Partner, Christopher J. Maier will be speaking before the Rochester Bar association in affiliation with the ABA about current US patent law trends.

March 2011

Partner, Timothy J. Maier participated in the joint USPTO - AIPLA China roundtable on procuring and enforcing design patents and utility model patents in China.

The firm has postponed our spring trip to Tokyo and send our heartfelt condolences to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims and wish all our Japanese partners well.

February 2011

Partner, Timothy J. Maier was in Munich, Germany lecturing about current tends in US patent law.

November 2010

Partners, Timothy J. Maier and Christopher J. Maier will be in Tokyo, Japan lecturing on new USPTO patent initiatives.

October 2010

Partner, Timothy J. Maier will be speaking at the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) this Fall meeting in Washington, DC.

September 2010

Partner, Timothy J. Maier will be attending the AIPPI meeting in Paris, France.

Partner, Christopher J. Maier, will be in Tokyo, Japan lecturing on new USPTO initiatives

August 2010

Partners, Timothy J. Maier and Christopher Maier, faculty members for Patent Resources Group (PRG), taught their annual course on "Procuring and Enforcing Patents in Asia". The course was taught live in Alexandria, Virginia with a live telecast to Detroit, Michigan.

May 2010

Partner Timothy J. Maier will be attending the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) this Spring meeting in New York, NY.

Partner Christopher J. Maier and Timothy J. Maier will be attending the International Trademark Association Meeting (INTA) in Boston, MA.

January 2010

Maier & Maier PLLC welcomes new staff Heather Rexroad and law clerk John Wallace to the Maier & Maier PLLC. Heather comes to Maier & Maier PLLC with 6 years of IP specialist at a large Alexandria, VA IP boutique. John is a 1L at George Washington Law School with an electrical engineering degree from Clemson University.

November 2009

Partners Timothy Maier and Christopher Maier will attending the Asian Patent Attorney Association Meeting in Hong Kong and lecturing on US patent law trends throughout Japan, China, Taiwan and South Korea.

October 2009

Partners Timothy Maier and Christopher Maier will be lecturing on Asian Patent law trends with Patent Resources Group in Las Vegas, Nevada October 4-5.

Partner Christopher Maier will be attending AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Intellectuelle) October 10-15.

September 2009

Partner Timothy Maier will be attending the Intellectual Property Owners Association meeting in Chicago, IL.

May 2009

Partner Timothy J. Maier attends the American Intellectual Property Law Association meeting in San Diego, CA is appointed to the IP law associations committee for the AIPLA. Mr. Maier also join the JAPAN Practice Committee.

Partners Christopher J. Maier and Timothy J. Maier attend the INTA conference in Seattle, WA to meet with fellow colleagues from around the world and receive the latest updates in the fast moving world of Trademark Law.

June 2009

Partner Timothy J. Maier will be attending the world congress of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle, (FICPI) held in Washington DC . Established in 1906 FICPI is an association of established intellectual property attorneys in private practice.

Maier & Maier PLLC welcomes their new summer associates Timothy Harbeck and Hillery Pous. Mr. Harbeck was formerly an examiner in the United States Patent Office and currently a law student at George Mason School of Law. Ms. Pous is an attorney who brings a wealth of trademark experience from prior trademark positions in New York City .

February 2009

Maier & Maier PLLC announces that they will be in Seattle for the upcoming International Trademark Association (INTA) meeting.

October 2008

Partners, Chris Maier and Tim Maier will be presenting a survey of recent patent related case law in New York to a group of Fortune 200 in house patent attorneys.

Partners, Chris Maier and Tim Maier will be attending the 55th Council meeting of the Asian Patent Attorney Association in Singapore. The partners will then travel to China and Korea to meet with firm clients and present on recent topics in US patent law.

September 2008

Partner Tim Maier traveled to Boston to attend the 41st Congress of the International Association for the protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

The Firm also welcomes Daniel Breslin as a technical advisor to the firm. Dan previously conducted outsourced PCT searches for the USPTO.

June 2008

Partner Tim Maier will attend the “Hot Topics in Patent Law” seminar on July, 21, 2008. Mr. Maier’s former GMU law professor, William Kovacic, now Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, will speak on balancing patent policy and competition policy.

May 2008

Partner Chris Maier will be attending the American Intellectual Property Law Association's spring meeting in Houton, Texas.

April 2008

Partners Tim and Chris Maier will be attending the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law Meeting in Crystal City, Virginia.

December 2007

An article entitled “Patent Malpractice Suits A Growing Threat” by Ron Zapata, published at IP Law 360 ( click here for the article), extensively quotes Partner Tim Maier. The article showcases our belief that extra precautions are needed in handling patent matters, particularly, for clients having smaller patent portfolios, because each patent represents a substantial investment undertaken by the client to protect their intellectual property.

Maier & Maier is pleased to announce that Eret C. McNichols has joined the firm as an associate.

Partners Tim and Chris Maier recently returned from giving a series of lectures on recent USPTO developments in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea. They would like to thank everyone who made their visit possible for their kindness and hospitality.

November 2007

Maier & Maier PLLC has commited to a paperless office and has a set November 1, 2007 as a goal for one hundred percent electronic filing.

October 2007

October 2007 Partners Christopher J. Maier and Timothy J. Maier will be attending the American Intellectual Property Law Association in Washington DC, October 18-20th.

September 2007

September 2007 Partners Christopher J. Maier and Timothy J. Maier will be attending the Intellectual Property Owners annual conference in New York City September 9-11th.

September 2007 Maier & Maier PLLC welcomes their Max Kaganov to the firm as a law clerk. Mr. Kaganov is a second year law student at George Mason School of Law.

July 2007

Tim and Chris are sworn into the Eastern District of Virginia, also known as the "Rocket Docket" for patent cases.

May 2007

Maier & Maier PLLC welcomes our summer interns which include electrical engineering students and law students.

Partner Timothy J. Maier will be traveling in Europe to lecture on the Patent Reform Act of 2007.

April 2007

The firm welcomes Roderick Swift as a technical advisor. Rod's technical and real world expertise are valuable to our growing electrical practice group.

March 2007

Jon Schiffrin has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Jon is currently an Adjunct Professor, Trademarks and Unfair Competition, at Catholic University Law School.

We are please to announce Matthew Barthalow passed the patent bar examination and is now a registered patent attorney.

February 2007

Maier & Maier PLLC has moved to their new building, 1000 Duke St., just steps away from the USPTO.

December 2006

The Firm is pleased to announce that Paul V. Del Guidice has joined the firm as Senior Patent Agent.

November 2006

Timothy J. Maier will be attending the 2006 Advanced Patent Law Institute at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA.

October 2006

Christopher J. Maier will be attending the AIPLA convention in Washington, D.C.

The firm is pleased to announce Diana Petersen has joined the firm as a law clerk. Ms. Petersen is currently pursuing her Juris Doctorate at Georgetown University.

August 2006

The firm is pleased to announce that Brian E. Dunbar is a technical advisor to the firm. Brian's extensive computer programming experience will be a great asset in the firm's fast growing computer practice.

Timothy J. Maier has been asked to preform a speaking engagement on patent prosecution tips in New York City.

Timothy J. Maier and Christopher J. Maier recently returned from visiting with clients in Eastern and Western Europe.

July 2006

Timothy J. Maier has been nominated President Elect of the Alumni Association of the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering.

Tim and Chris would like to thank the Honorable Judge Richard Linn for giving them a private tour of the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit (CAFC).

May 2006

Attorneys Timothy J. Maier and Christopher J. Maier attended the Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Conference.

During Christopher J. Maier's tenure at George Mason School of Law Chris served as a special research assistant to Prof. Kimberly Moore, Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Track. In May of 2006 Prof. Moore was nominated to sit as a judge on the Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit. We wish Judge Moore well in her future endeavors.

April 2006

Attorneys Timothy J. Maier and Christopher J. Maier attended Licensing Executives Society meetings in Baltimore and Maryland.

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