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The Patent Scorecard 2011 -- Law Firms

By IPIQ Acquisition LLC

The Law Firm Patent Scorecard™ is a high-level evaluative tool for firms to gauge patent prosecution from a quality, technological strength and breadth of impact. The Patent Scorecard is a rating of patent activity through the lens of patent representation and combines a series of industry-standard metrics to arrive at a Technology StrengthTM ranking for the year ending December 31, 2010. The Law Firm Patent Scorecard™ is compiled with natively filed patents, excluding those with a foreign priority. Considering that many of the patent quality metrics are dependent upon the characteristics of the patent that may be strengthened or weakened during the drafting and due diligence processes, IpIQ Acquisition considers this methodology as an effective means of comparison, as patents with a foreign priority have usually been drafted according to the requirements of a specific foreign jurisdiction.

The Patent Scorecard 2011 | Law Firms includes U.S. utility patents represented by law firms that were natively filed, which is a subset of all U.S. utility patents they represent. This allows for analysis of patents that a firm initially drafted and removes firms that only provide local counsel. Firms with 75 or more natively filed patents in 2010 have been analyzed. All 2011 rankings and indicators are based on the data as compiled by ipIQ Acquisition™ for the 2010 calendar yea...

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