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2012 Top Patent Firms

The list this year is comprised of 272 law firms/individuals. Thank you to all who participated. Firms are ranked according to the number of utility patents issued in 2011 where the firm or individual is listed as the legal representative on the issued patent.

  • 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 1/1/12-2/17/12.
Rank Firm Name 2011 Design 2011 Utility 2011 Plant Total 2011 Total 2010 Total 2009 3 Yr. Avg. 2010-11 % Change Patent Attorneys Patent Agents Website
1 Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP 85 5601 0 5686 5545 4115 5,115.3 2.5% 103 14 Visit Site
2 Sughrue Mion, PLLC 206 3413 0 3619 3897 3118 3,544.7 -7.1% 85 11 Visit Site
3 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP 276 3060 0 3336 3465 2705 3,168.7 -3.7% 50 9 Visit Site
4 Oliff & Berridge, PLC 124 2855 0 2979 2878 2578 2,811.7 3.5% 48 8 Visit Site
5 Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC 80 2475 1 2556 2812 2116 2,494.7 -9.1% 99 4 Visit Site
6 Fish & Richardson PC 84 2232 0 2316 2173 1679 2,056.0 6.6% 206 30 Visit Site
7 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton 141 2060 6 2207 2064 1711 1,994.0 6.9% 186 15 Visit Site
8 Cantor Colburn LLP 95 2059 0 2154 1932 1430 1,838.7 11.5% 87 12 Visit Site
9 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP 139 1999 8 2146 1878 1463 1,829.0 14.3% 206 12 Visit Site
10 McDermott Will & Emery LLP 92 1823 0 1915 1928 1497 1,780.0 -0.7% 103 9 Visit Site
11 Foley & Lardner LLP 173 1822 22 2017 1929 1533 1,826.3 4.6% 134 14 Visit Site
12 Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto 40 1819 0 1859 1856 1653 1,789.3 0.2% 95 0 Visit Site
13 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 89 1737 0 1826 1915 1407 1,716.0 -4.6% 265 38 Visit Site
14 Volpe and Koenig, P.C. 51 1451 0 1502 1830 1447 1,593.0 -17.9% 36 6 Visit Site
15 Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP 45 1445 0 1490 1820 1561 1,623.7 -18.1% 69 3 Visit Site
16 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione 150 1376 0 1526 1449 1231 1,402.0 5.3% 120 6 Visit Site
17 Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. 61 1335 0 1396 1392 1088 1,292.0 0.3% 22 0 Visit Site
18 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC 65 1271 6 1342 1336 1054 1,244.0 0.4% 43 3 Visit Site
19 Staas & Halsey LLP 87 1249 0 1336 1460 1285 1,360.3 -8.5% 26 2 Visit Site
20 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 34 1222 0 1256 1261 993 1,170.0 -0.4% 76 2 Visit Site
21 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 105 1103 0 1208 1109 879 1,065.3 8.9% 70 11 Visit Site
22 Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley 48 1009 0 1057 1088 826 990.3 -2.8% 25 Visit Site
23 Kenyon & Kenyon LLP 19 961 0 980 1115 863 986.0 -12.1% 115 7 Visit Site
24 Baker Botts L.L.P. 15 951 0 966 923 815 901.3 4.7% 104 3 Visit Site
25 Merchant & Gould 73 925 0 998 1047 962 1,002.3 -4.7% 66 4 Visit Site


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