IFI Announces Top Patent Law Firms By 2011 U.S. Patent Grants


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Oblon Tops List with 5,613 Granted to Clients

MADISON, Conn., June 13, 2012 — IFI CLAIMS® Patent Services, the leading producer of global patent databases, analytic solutions and innovative web services, today announced the top-50 patent law firms ranked by most U.S. patents granted to clients in 2011.  Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt led the list with 5,613 followed by Sughrue Mion with 3,389, and Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch came in third with 3,020.
According to IFI’s Mike Baycroft, the top-50 firms alone represent more than 23 percent of the total U.S. patent grants in 2011.  Baycroft’s analysis looks at several aspects including the high concentration of patents granted to non-U.S.-based clients.  He also considers how the largest firms in terms of number of attorneys are not directly correlated with the firms whose clients received the most patents.  For a complete analysis, visit IFI’s patent blog entitled, “Ranking the Top U.S. Patent Law Firms.”
IFI uses proprietary algorithms and 50 years' experience analyzing U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) data to compile the industry’s most accurate rankings.  For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ificlaims.com.
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About IFI CLAIMS Patent Services/Fairview Research
IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, a division of Fairview Research, is the preeminent producer of value-added patent databases, the innovative CLAIMS DIRECT web service, and provider of the KMX Patent Analytics solution. From the most rigorous U.S. assignee name standardization process in the industry, to continual class code updates, and comprehensive indexing for chemical patents — IFI has built a solid reputation as a leader in patent databases. Fairview research (Madison, Conn., and Barcelona, Spain) is a provider of data enrichment technology and services for information retrieval and analysis. Founded in 2006, the company is skilled at making large-scale scientific and technical databases more searchable and helping to lower the cost of specialized research. For more information, visit www.ificlaims.com.