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2010 Top Patent Firms



The list this year is comprised of 356 law firms/individuals. Thank you to all who participated. Firms are ranked according to the number of utility patents issued in 2009 where the firm or individual is listed as the legal representative on the face of the registration.
  • Averages and percentages have been rounded to the nearest tenth.
  • There will be no additions to the list once it has been published.
  • The survey form was available on our website from 1/1/10-2/16/10.
Rank Name 2009
Utility
2009
Design
2009
Plant
Total
2009
Total
2008
Total
2007
3 Year
Avg
2008-2009
% Change
Atty Agts Web
1 Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. 4043 72 0 4115 3847 3481 3814.3 6.5% 104 9 Visit Site
2 Sughrue Mion, PLLC 2874 244 0 3118 3216 3320 3218.0 -3.1% 98 5 Visit Site
3 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP 2503 202 0 2705 2751 2915 2790.3 -1.7% 42 10 Visit Site
4 Oliff & Berridge, PLC 2429 149 0 2578 2491 2426 2498.3 3.4% 53 3 Visit Site
5 Harness, Dickey & Pierce PLC 1974 142 0 2116 1710 1612 1812.7 19.2% 101 4 Visit Site
6 Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto 1618 31 0 1649 1,623 1,704 1658.7 1.6% n/p n/p Visit Site
7 Fish & Richardson 1584 95 0 1679 1625 1653 1652.3 3.2% 206 22 Visit Site
8 Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP 1537 76 6 1619 1556 1461 1545.3 3.9% 125 17 Visit Site
9 Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP 1515 46 0 1561 1612 1687 1620.0 -3.3% 79 4 Visit Site
10 Nixon & Vanderhye P.C. 1418 150 0 1568 1416 1538 1507.3 9.7% 46 2 Visit Site
11 McDermott Will & Emery LLP 1415 82 0 1497 1448 1420 1455.0 3.3% 86 7 Visit Site
12 Foley & Lardner LLP 1351 159 23 1533 1651 1579 1587.7 -7.7% 138 16 Visit Site
13 Cantor Colburn LLP 1330 100 0 1430 1173 861 1154.7 18.0% 68 10 Visit Site
14 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 1313 94 0 1407 1449 1249 1368.3 -3.0% 318 2 Visit Site
15 Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP 1282 132 3 1417 1315 1313 1348.3 7.2% 183 5 Visit Site
16 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione 1025 206 0 1231 1242 1089 1187.3 -0.9% 158 8 Visit Site
17 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. 1022 2 0 1024 78 70 390.7 92.4% 85 15 Visit Site
18 Staas & Halsey LLP 976 309 0 1285 1712 1450 1482.3 -33.2% 25 1 Visit Site
19 Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. 939 149 0 1088 959 950 999.0 11.9% 24 0 Visit Site
20 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC 919 93 23 1035 1046 1157 1079.3 -1.1% 55 4 Visit Site
21 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 878 31 0 909 895 979 927.7 1.5% 68 3 Visit Site
22 Merchant & Gould 850 87 0 937 822 881 880.0 12.3% 62 5 Visit Site
23 Kenyon & Kenyon LLP 849 44 0 893 841 911 881.7 5.8% 129 12 Visit Site
23 Workman Nydegger, P.C. 849 46 0 895 648 551 698.0 27.6% 55 0 Visit Site
25 Baker Botts L.L.P. 779 40 0 819 822 900 847.0 -0.4% 82 9 Visit Site


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