In contrast to 2400 & 2600, the law firm with the highest volume – Oblon – actually has a higher 112 rejection percentage than the national average, while Cantor Colburn slightly beat the average and Oliff was 4 points better.
As with previous data, we find the 112 rejection percentages vary, and the highest volumes, whether by filing company or filing firm, do not always lead to the lowest 112 rejection percentages. However, this data does show one element that is consistent with our prior analysis of corporations – some firms are consistently better than others when it comes to rates of 112 rejections. Is this due to their deployment of technology to assist in error prevention? Or do they utilize different internal workflows that place an increased emphasis on catching these issues prior to filing?
Note: Harrity Patent Analytics has released their top legal firms of 2021, with several changes in position. In order to remain consistent with our past analysis, we have used their top legal firms of 2020 for this article. In a future edition we will examine differences between 2020 and 2021.