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2015 Top Patent Firms

The list this year is comprised of 271 law firms/individuals. Thank you to all who participated. Firms are ranked according to the number of utility patents issued in 2014 where the firm, or representative of the firm, 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 1/1/15-2/20/15.
Rank Firm Name 2014 Design 2014 Utility 2014 Plant Total 2014 Total 2013 Total 2012 3 Yr. Avg. 2013-14 % Change Patent Attorneys Patent Agents Website
1 Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP 91 6221 0 6312 6313 5935 6,186.7 no change 100 31 Visit Site
2 Sughrue Mion, PLLC 300 4915 0 5215 4103 4043 4,453.7 27.1% 101 5 Visit Site
3 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP 212 3595 0 3807 3477 3341 3,541.7 9.5% 45 5 Visit Site
4 Fish & Richardson 62 3392 0 3454 3099 2714 3,089.0 11.5% 189 35 Visit Site
5 Oliff PLC 89 3228 0 3317 3332 3108 3,252.3 -0.5% 43 4 Visit Site
6 Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP 173 3044 2 3219 2796 2365 2,793.3 15.1% 209 15 Visit Site
7 Harness Dickey 211 3025 0 3236 3025 2806 3,022.3 7.0% 90 2 Visit Site
8 Foley & Lardner LLP 225 2775 62 3062 2706 2394 2,720.7 13.2% 129 10 Visit Site
9 Kilpatrick Townsend 141 2764 4 2909 2740 2281 2,643.3 6.2% 170 28 Visit Site
10 Cantor Colburn LLP 221 2655 0 2876 2514 2401 2,597.0 14.4% 95 16 Visit Site
11 Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP 26 2297 0 2323 1993 2256 2,190.7 16.6% 79 6 Visit Site
12 McDermott Will & Emery LLP 55 2132 0 2187 1972 1963 2,040.7 10.9% 91 15 Visit Site
13 Nixon & Vanderhye 106 2095 0 2201 2142 2184 2,175.7 2.8% 45 3 Visit Site
14 Conley Rose, P.C. 11 1979 0 1990 2669 2513 2,390.7 -25.4% 32 3 Visit Site
15 Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto 12 1978 0 1990 2010 1856 1,952.0 -1.0% 70 0 Visit Site
16 Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 26 1958 0 1984 1674 1475 1,711.0 18.5% 117 4 Visit Site
17 Brinks Gilson & Lione 84 1946 0 2030 1957 1767 1,918.0 3.7% n/p n/p Visit Site
18 Staas & Halsey LLP 63 1745 0 1808 1948 1599 1,785.0 -7.2% 29 2 Visit Site
19 Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP 26 1628 0 1654 1637 1604 1,631.7 1.0% 71 2 Visit Site
20 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 101 1579 0 1680 1804 2063 1,849.0 -6.9% 205 17 Visit Site
21 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney 83 1578 17 1678 1713 1569 1,653.3 -2.0% 42 3 Visit Site
22 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 225 1555 0 1780 1430 1331 1,513.7 24.5% 79 17 Visit Site
23 Kenyon & Kenyon LLP 15 1471 0 1486 1564 1460 1,503.3 -5.0% 86 7 Visit Site
24 Wenderoth 23 1408 0 1431 1503 1571 1,501.7 -4.8% 20 1 Visit Site
25 Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C. 234 1387 0 1621 1285 956 1,287.3 26.1% 23 2 Visit Site


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