Lawrence A. Maxham: Lawyer with The Maxham Firm

Lawrence A. Maxham

Lawrence A. Maxham, the founder of the San Diego patent law firm, THE MAXHAM FIRM, has been practicing patent and trademark law for forty years. He earned a degree in electronic engineering from Tufts University, where he was a member of the national engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi. Mr. Maxham's law degree is from Boston College Law School, where he was a member of the law review and the national legal honor society, Order of the Coif. He practiced for fifteen years in Boston before relocating to San Diego. He has prepared and prosecuted more than nine hundred U.S. patent applications and at least as many trademark applications, and has done opinion and licensing work in technologies of all types, including mechanical, computer, electronic and electro-mechanical. International trademarks and patent applications also number in the hundreds.

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent
  • Trademark Counseling
  • Prosecution
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 858-587-7659
Fax: 858-587-7658
University Tufts University, B.S.E.E.
Law SchoolBoston College Law School, J.D.
Admitted1966, Massachusetts; 1968, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 1975-1982, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit and U.S. Claims Court; 1982, California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1994, U.S. Supreme Court; 2000, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; AAA Arbitration Panel
Memberships Bar Association of Northern San Diego County; San Diego County, Imperial County and Massachusetts Bar Associations; State Bar of California; San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (President, 1986); Boston Patent Law Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; International Trademark Association; FICPI; U.S. Bar EPO Liaison Council.
MilitaryUS Navy 1960-1963

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Lawrence A. Maxham

9330 Scranton Road, Suite 350
San DiegoCA 92121


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