Mr. Maurer concentrates his practice in intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent preparation, prosecution, and clearance work primarily in the mechanical arts.
He has assisted clients in relation to a wide variety of mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies including automotive transmission shifters, vehicle seats, pedal assemblies, motion transmission cables, differentials, axles, four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems, chassis components, window assemblies, weatherseals, antenna systems, building door systems, semi-automatic firearms, and medical devices.
Mr. Maurer joined Howard & Howard’s Intellectual Property Intern Program in 2010, where he trained in the practice of patent law under the close supervision of licensed attorneys while attending law school in the evenings. Prior to joining Howard & Howard, Mr. Maurer worked for Takata where he was a project engineer and student co-op. During his time with Takata, he worked in product development and engineering of airbags and steering wheels across numerous vehicle platforms for several OEMs. Mr. Maurer also worked for Parker Engineering and Design, LLC as a project engineer where he designed custom engineering design validation and production validation test equipment.
Mr. Maurer received his B.S., cum laude, in Mechanical Engineering, from Lawrence Technological University in 2009 and his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2014. He is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.