(Revised February 6 and 7, 2015 to correct a typographical error in two firm’s count of design patents.)
The USPTO issued 23468 design patents in 2013. 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 January 2015 to submit a simple online questionnaire. 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. Some firms that had obtained significant numbers of US design patents in 2013, 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 20% of all granted US design patents in 2013.
|1||Banner & Witcoff||900||www.bannerwitcoff.com|
|3||Sughrue Mion, PLLC||291||www.sughrue.com|
|5||Muncy, Geissler, Olds||208||www.mg-ip.com|
|8||Foley & Lardner*||169|
|11||Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC||137||www.raderfishman.com|
|14||Saidman DesignLaw Group||119||www.designlawgroup.com|
|15||Westerman, Hattori, Daniels||114||www.whda.com|
|18||Cantor Colburn LLP||99||www.cantorcolburn.com|
|19||Otter Products, LLC||90||www.otterbox.com|
|20||Crowell & Morning LLP||84||www.crowell.com|
|21||Pearne & Gordon LLP||76||www.pearne.com|
|22||Ladas & Parry*||75|
|23||Leydig, Voit & Mayer||72||www.leydig.com|
|27||McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.||51|
|29||Novak Druce Connolly Bove||46||www.novakdruce.com|
|30||Leason Ellis LLC||42||www.leasonellis.com|
|31||Jacobson Holman PLLC||38||www.jhip.com|
|32||Warner Norcross & Judd LLP||34||www.wnj.com|
|33||Andrus Intellectual Property||33||www.andruslaw.com|
|34||Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC||29||www.oppedahl.com|
|36||Osha Liang LLP||21||www.oshaliang.com|
|37||Chernoff Vilhauer LLP||16||www.chernofflaw.com|
|38||Head, Johnson & Kachigian, PC||14||www.hjklaw.com|
|40||Michael J Brown Law Office||12||www.mjbrownlaw.com|
|41||Brown & Michaels||2||www.bpmlegal.com|
|42||G. White Patents||2||www.gwhitepatents.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.
You can also see all of the past toteboards.
This table is provided by the Ant-Like Persistence blog.