The Maxham Firm provides legal services in the field of intellectual property, specializing primarily in patent and trademark law. All of its attorneys are members of the California bar and are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The firm was founded in 1984 by experienced patent and trademark lawyers and is based in San Diego, with its office located in Sorrento Mesa with a branch office in El Centro. It regularly represents major multi-national corporations such as T-Mobile Deutchland, as well as a wide variety of local medium-size high technology companies such as Fluid Components International and Quantum Design. The firm is an active member of The World Trade Center San Diego.
IN THE AREAS OF PATENTS, The Maxham Firm provides the following services:
Preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the US and in foreign countries, including design patents and plant patents
Patentability searches and opinions; Validity opinions; Infringement studies
Licensing; Re-examinations and Re-issues
Appeals to the USPTO Trial and Patent Appeal Board and to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
IN THE AREAS OF TRADEMARK LAW, the firm has a finely honed specialization and offers these services:
Availability searches and opinions
Filing and prosecution of state, federal, and international applications
Licensing, Trademark oppositions, cancellations, and appeals
While The Maxham Firm prefers to confine its copyright representation to the high-tech area (computer software) it is highly knowledgeable in this legal specialty and handles registrations and licensing as well as counseling relating to copyrights.
As for the firm's efforts with respect to foreign practice, patents and trademarks are filed through highly qualified associates in each country, most of whom are personally known by members of The Maxham Firm. All possible routes are employed for foreign patent filing, including country by country directly, through the EPO and through the PCT. The firm represents many clients from several different countries for U.S. patent and trademark representation.
IN ADDITION The Maxham Firm PROVIDES REPRESENTATION IN:
Trade secret counseling and licensing
Employment invention and non-disclosure agreements
Unfair competition disputes
Mask work protection
Attorneys in the firm are active in many local, state, national and international legal and professional organizations. Involvement professionally and in the community is encouraged.