The USPTO issued 25987 design patents in 2015. The goal of this toteboard, brought to you by the Ant-Like Persistence blog, is to list the firms that helped clients to obtain these US design patents. It ranks the firms according to the number of US design patents obtained in 2015. Each firm was invited in January 2016 to submit a simple online questionnaire. The closing date for the questionnaires was February 1, 2016.
Each firm was asked to report only US design patents for which that firm is listed on the front page of the granted patent. Some fifty-six firms responded. Some firms that had obtained significant numbers of US design patents in 2015, however, failed to respond. For such firms (denoted by an asterisk) we carried out our own database searches and arrived at numbers of patents and inserted those numbers into the table.
The resulting table accounts for 25% of all granted US design patents in 2015.
|Rank||2015 Design patents||Firm||Web site|
|1||733||Banner & Witcoff *|
|4||332||Morgan Lewis *|
|5||292||Sughrue Mion PLLC *|
|8||256||Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch||www.bskb.com|
|9||240||Knobbe Martens *|
|11||203||Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C.||www.mg-ip.com|
|12||192||Foley & Lardner *|
|13||173||McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.||www.mcandrews-ip.com|
|14||159||Saidman DesignLaw Group||www.designlawgroup.com|
|15||159||Kilpatrick Stockton *|
|16||152||Crowell & Moring LLP *|
|17||148||Ladas & Parry *|
|18||118||Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP||www.whda.com|
|19||102||Wolf Greenfield *|
|20||100||Fishman Stewart PLLC||www.fishstewip.com|
|21||98||Sheridan Ross *|
|22||91||Finnegan Henderson *|
|23||90||Hauptman Ham, LLP||www.ipfirm.com|
|24||82||Novak Druce *|
|25||81||Pearne & Gordon LLP||pearne.com|
|26||80||Nixon Vanderhye *|
|27||76||Christensen O’Connor *|
|28||62||Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.||www.leydig.com|
|30||60||Leason Ellis LLP||www.leasonellis.com|
|32||48||Ratner Prestia *|
|33||46||Warner Norcross *|
|34||38||Andrus Intellectual Property Law, LLP||www.andruslaw.com|
|35||38||Rader Fishman *|
|36||27||Troutman Sanders LLP||www.troutmansanders.com|
|37||26||Cozen O’Connor *|
|38||24||Osha Liang LLP||www.oshaliang.com|
|39||21||Polson IP Law *|
|40||20||Head, Johnson & Kachigian, PC||www.hjklaw.com|
|41||20||Oblon Spivak *|
|42||16||Jacobson Holman PLLC *|
|43||16||Blue Filament Law PLLC||www.bluefilamentlaw.com|
|44||16||MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd LLC||www.mstfirm.com|
|45||12||Loza & Loza, LLP||www.lozaip.com|
|46||11||Standley Law Group LLP||www.standleyllp.com|
|47||10||Kain Spielman, P.A.||ComplexIP.com|
|48||9||Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC||www.oppedahl.com|
|49||9||Brown & Michaels *|
|50||6||Chernoff Vilhauer LLP||chernofflaw.com|
|51||6||Michael J Brown Law Office||www.mjbrownlaw.com|
|53||5||Winston & Strawn LLP||winston.com|
|54||4||Babcock IP *|
|56||2||IP&L Solutions *|
|57||1||Juneau & Mitchell||www.juneaumitchell.com|
You can also see the 2015 US Trademark Toteboard and the 2015 US Utility Patent Toteboard. You can also see the Ant-Like Persistence US design patent toteboards for 2014, 2013 and 2012.
You can also see all of the past toteboards.
If you wish to be included in next year’s tote board, please subscribe to the Industrial Designs listserv or subscribe to this blog. You will then learn of the availability of the questionnaire in January of 2017.
If your firm did not respond and is not listed in these 2015 toteboards, feel free to post a comment to this article with your firm’s totals for 2015 and, if you like, the approximate ranking that you think would have resulted for your firm.