Rejection Rates for Top Filing Law Firms in Chemical Sector
This month, we finalize our investigation of the law firms filing the most patent applications at the USPTO by Technology Center, and the 112 rejection rates that their Office actions receive. Our last area is chemical – Technology Center 1700. Again we identify the top firms in terms of volumes of issued patents and examine their 112 rejection rates compared to national averages.
In Tech Center 1700, the top filing firm is Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, with 1,175 applications in 2020. Following them is Sughrue Mion at 705, and then a drop to 589 applications by Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch. How did these three compare with the national average in terms of 112 rejections? For the last year, Rowan has been exploring whether higher volumes of applications, whether analyzed by a company or by a law firm, leads to a lower rate of 112 rejections.
We compared the percentage of 112 rejections in Office actions for each of these firms against the national average at the USPTO.