2014 US Design Patent Toteboard

(Revised February 6 and 7, 2015 to correct a typographical error in two firm’s count of patents.)

Note:  You can also see the 2013 US Design Patent Toteboard and the 2012 US Design Patent Toteboard.

You can also see all of the past toteboards.

The USPTO issued 23657 design patents in 2014.  The goal of this toteboard 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.  Each firm was invited in early January 2015 to submit a simple online questionnaire.  The closing date for the questionnaires was January 31, 2015.

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 twenty-nine firms responded, between them having obtained about 16% of all of the granted US design patents in 2014.  Some firms that had obtained significant numbers of US design patents in 2014, however, failed to respond despite reminders by email or telephone or both.  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 24% of all granted US design patents in 2014.

ranking firm patents web address
1 Banner & Witcoff 790 www.bannerwitcoff.com
2 Sughrue Mion, PLLC 293 www.sughrue.com
3 QuickPatents 265 www.quickpatents.com
4 Muncy, Geissler, Olds 234 www.mg-ip.com
5 Foley & Lardner* 222
6 Cantor Colburn LLP 220 www.cantorcolburn.com
7 Morgan Lewis* 219
8 Harness Dickey 211 www.hdp.com
9 Birch Stewart* 210
10 Sterne Kessler* 205
11 Knobbe Martens 172 www.knobbe.com
12 Saidman DesignLaw Group 170 www.designlawgroup.com
13 Christensen O’Connor* 159
14 Kilpatrick Stockton* 142
15 Crowell & Moring LLP 136 www.crowell.com
16 Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC 121 www.raderfishman.com
17 Ladas & Parry* 115
18 Wolf Greenfield* 110
19 RatnerPrestia 109 www.ratnerprestia.com
20 Westerman, Hattori, Daniels 108 www.whda.com
21 Nixon Vanderhye* 104
22 Finnegan Henderson* 104
23 Leydig, Voit & Mayer 98 www.leydig.com
24 Sheridan Ross* 97
25 McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. 95
26 Oblon Spivak* 90
27 Otter Products, LLC 64 www.otterbox.com
28 Novak Druce Connolly Bove 61 www.novakdruce.com
29 Pearne & Gordon LLP 48 www.pearne.com
30 Warner Norcross & Judd LLP 43 www.wnj.com
31 Cozen O’Connor* 33
32 Leason Ellis LLC 31 www.leasonellis.com
33 Andrus Intellectual Property 28 www.andruslaw.com
34 Osha Liang LLP 26 www.oshaliang.com
35 Jacobson Holman PLLC 24 www.jhip.com
36 Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC 23 www.oppedahl.com
37 Head, Johnson & Kachigian, PC 17 www.hjklaw.com
38 Design IP 11 www.designip.com
39 Brown & Michaels 9 www.bpmlegal.com
40 Chernoff Vilhauer LLP 9 www.chernofflaw.com
41 Michael J Brown Law Office 7 www.mjbrownlaw.com
42 G. White Patents 1 www.gwhitepatents.com
43 Babcock IP, PLLC 1 www.babcockip.com

 

If you would like to be included in the US Design Patent Toteboard in future years, please subscribe to the Industrial Designs listserv at http://www.oppedahl.com/designs-l/ . When the online questionnaire for next year is made available, it will be announced on that listserv.

This table is provided by the Ant-Like Persistence blog.

 

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