Top Ten Law Firm Data – by Tech Center
Does drafting and filing a high volume of patents lead to fewer 112 rejections? We investigated this in 2021, and will continue to do so in 2022. This month we expanded the work we started in December to look into law firms, concentrating on the top ten law firms in terms of grants by volume at the USPTO as identified by Harrity Patent Analytics
In the Fall of 2021, we looked at the three most prolific filing companies by Technology Center (see our Benchmarking Reports for September, October, and November). This month we revisited those same Tech Centers and studied the 3 highest volume law firms. Do the companies and the law firms have similar results?
We started with the Tech Centers most frequently associated with high tech consumer electronics – computer networks (2400), communications (2600) and semiconductor / electrical (2800). Among the three top filing companies, each did at least as well or better than the USPTO national average when looking at 112 rejection rates. When looking at the top 3 filing firms, the picture is a bit different. In each Tech Center, we found that some firms did better than the national average, and some did worse. Interestingly, the firm with the highest volume of granted patents in these three Tech Centers combined has the highest percentage of 112 rejections among the top 3.