TIMOTHY MAIER

MANAGING PARTNER

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Timothy Maier

When Timothy Maier founded Maier & Maier, PLLC with his brother, Christopher, in 2006, they had one client. Today, the intellectual property law firm ranks as a Top Law Firm for Patent Law by U.S. News and stands as an IP powerhouse with deeper patent knowledge than large general practice competitors. Maier & Maier is patent and trademark counsel for some of the world’s largest companies. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, next to the USPTO, Maier & Maier is composed of learned attorneys and highly skilled engineers with diverse technological backgrounds in mechanical, electrical, technology, software, chemical, and biotech disciplines. For their clients, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to middle/emerging market companies, startups, spinoffs, and individual inventors, they’ve conducted over 250 litigations, becoming an internationally known and trusted name in IP law, for good reason.

Differing from many IP firms that focus primarily on trademark law with only cursory attention on patent prosecution, Maier & Maier holds substantial expertise in both areas with special emphasis on patent litigation and prosecution. “The difference between solely a trademark attorney and patent attorney is like the difference between being a general doctor and a surgeon. If you need brain surgery, you don’t go to a general practitioner, you go to a brain surgeon,” Timothy says. And he knows what he speaks. He’s a member of IAM 1000 World’s Best Patent Attorneys and has dedicated over 20 years to IP law, with specialization in patent and trademark litigation and prosecution. He and Christopher share lineage in the arena stretching back half a century to their father, a patent attorney and founding partner at Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt. One might say that patent law is in Timothy’s—and the firm’s—DNA.

Maier & Maier's specializations include patent litigation, patent application preparation and prosecution, and administrative proceedings before the ITC and PTAB. “We help our clients overcome any rejection the examiner might come up with, whether eligibility, anticipation, obviousness, and indefiniteness,” Timothy explains. The firm’s trademark practice covers domestic and international matters, including applications, opinions, portfolio management and development, oppositions, cancelations, and litigation—aimed to establish and protect one of their clients’ most valuable assets.

While Timothy’s legal expertise and commitment to bringing innovations to the world stage is well known today, his passion for inventions—and perhaps his destiny as the leader of a globally recognized IP firm—manifested long ago. “I’ve always had an innate curiosity in how things work. As a kid, I loved pulling things apart and putting them back together,” he shares. “I feel deeply humbled and lucky to have the opportunity to work with some of the leading scientists and engineers around the world, partnering together to help find the IP scope of their inventions.”

Timothy holds a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law, an M.S. in telecommunications engineering from George Mason University, and a B.S. from Vanderbilt University. He’s a member of the Virginia and D.C. State Bars and a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. 

Timothy Maier

Managing Partner — Maier & Maier, PLLC

Website: www.maierandmaier.com