2013 US Design Patent Toteboard

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

Note:  You can also see the 2014 US Design Patent Toteboard and the 2012 US Design Patent Toteboard.

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.

ranking firm patents web address
1 Banner & Witcoff 900 www.bannerwitcoff.com
2 QuickPatents 405 www.quickpatents.com
3 Sughrue Mion, PLLC 291 www.sughrue.com
4 Sterne Kessler* 225
5 Muncy, Geissler, Olds 208 www.mg-ip.com
6 Kilpatrick Stockton* 182
7 Birch Stewart* 170
8 Foley & Lardner* 169
9 Knobbe Martens 156 www.knobbe.com
10 Harness Dickey 150 www.hdp.com
11 Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC 137 www.raderfishman.com
12 Morgan Lewis* 133
13 Finnegan Henderson* 120
14 Saidman DesignLaw Group 119 www.designlawgroup.com
15 Westerman, Hattori, Daniels 114 www.whda.com
16 Nixon Vanderhye* 111
17 Christensen O’Connor* 107
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
24 RatnerPrestia 65 www.ratnerprestia.com
25 Oblon Spivak* 65
26 Wolf Greenfield* 56
27 McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. 51
28 Sheridan Ross* 48
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
35 Cozen O’Connor* 22
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
39 Design IP 13 www.designip.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.

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