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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Top 50 Law Firms for Patent Quality 2021

At Patent Bots, we used our advanced machine learning software to proofread an entire year of issued patents and then ranked 802 law firms by the smallest average number of errors in the issued patents.

Congratulations to these firms for doing amazing work!  

To improve your firm's patent quality scores, use Patent Bots automated proofreading to remove errors in your work. 

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See our PatentVerse page to see how your firm does in comparison. Other than the top 50 firms, you can only see your own firm's ranking (we don't want to publicly identify firms doing lower quality work). Note that these rankings are based only on average errors in issued patents and don't address other important aspects of patent quality.

This is the final posting of our second annual release of patent quality rankings for law firms and companies. For purpose of computing quality scores, we used only numbering errors, antecedent basis errors, and word support errors (words that don't appear in the detailed description).

We rank the top 50 firms overall and also the top 10 in each USPTO tech center:


Top 50 Overall

RankLaw FirmNo. of Issued PatentsQuality Score
1Hartman & Citrin LLC10499.6
2Holland & Hart LLP/Qualcomm8099.1
3Strategic Patents, P.C.6898.1
4Alleman Hall Creasman & Tuttle LLP60397.7
5Lindauer Law, PLLC8696.4
6Harrity & Harrity, LLP57096.2
7Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office17896.1
8Guntin & Gust, PLC59095.9
9Konrad Raynes Davda & Victor LLP21195.8
10Shimokaji IP6095.3
11GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates9694.5
12Pramudji Law Group PLLC6393.8
13Pierce Atwood LLP14393.2
14Posz Law Group, PLC51393.2
15McGarry Bair PC31293.0
16The Small Patent Law Group LLC33892.4
17Gibb & Riley, LLC5792.3
18IP Spring5692.0
19Athorus, PLLC15891.6
20Rowand LLP6691.3
21Chip Law Group89191.0
22Darrow Mustafa PC16590.7
23McDermott Will & Emery LLP151590.6
24Farjami & Farjami LLP12290.4
25Holland & Hart LLP79090.4
26Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.5990.4
27MLO, a professional corp.6489.7
28Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC81289.5
29Mahamedi IP Law LLP7789.3
30Alliance IP, LLC13989.3
31Patent Capital Group29389.2
32Bejin Bieneman PLC36889.0
33Leveque IP Law, P.C.5889.0
34Keller Jolley Preece24088.7
35Keating & Bennett, LLP92088.6
36Campbell Stephenson LLP9088.4
37SBMC21288.3
38Newport IP, LLC21088.3
39IP Business Solutions, LLC8388.0
40Behmke Innovation Group LLC22987.4
41Yee & Associates, P.C.33587.3
42Parker Justiss, P.C.5987.1
43Walters & Wasylyna LLC7187.1
44Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.6786.9
45Carrier Blackman & Associates, P.C.17886.9
46Studebaker & Brackett PC141786.8
47Compass IP Law PC21486.3
48WPAT, P.C., Intellectual Property Attorneys26786.3
49Edwards Neils LLC5985.3
50ScienBiziP, P.C.118385.0


Top 10 in Tech Center 1600

RankLaw FirmNo. of Issued PatentsQuality Score
1Brown Rudnick LLP5299.1
2W&C IP10397.6
3Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.5097.5
4Perkins Coie LLP8994.4
5K&L Gates LLP12494
6Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP33993.6
7Quarles & Brady LLP13793.3
8Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.25893
9Maschoff Brennan7189.6
10Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.6689.2


Top 10 in Tech Center 1700

RankLaw FirmNo. of Issued PatentsQuality Score
1IPUSA, PLLC5697.9
2McDermott Will & Emery LLP21097.3
3Yee & Associates, P.C.6496.9
4Global IP Counselors, LLP6696.4
5Baker Botts L.L.P.11496.3
6ScienBiziP, P.C.9896.1
7Studebaker & Brackett PC13795.5
8Burr & Brown, PLLC11695.2
9Kinney & Lange, P.A.5394.2
10Amin, Turocy & Watson, LLP7093.6


Top 10 in Tech Center 2100

RankLaw FirmNo. of Issued PatentsQuality Score
1Harrity & Harrity, LLP75100
2Muirhead and Saturnelli, LLC5297.8
3Holland & Hart LLP9197.8
4Konrad Raynes Davda & Victor LLP16397.3
5Alleman Hall Creasman & Tuttle LLP6797
6Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC9796.1
7Nicholson De Vos Webster & Elliott LLP24395.9
8Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.9295.8
9Zilka-Kotab, P.C.13093.7
10Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.21092.4


Top 10 in Tech Center 2400

RankLaw FirmNo. of Issued PatentsQuality Score
1Harrity & Harrity, LLP17599.5
2Holland & Hart LLP/Qualcomm5398.7
3Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC21097.8
4Holland & Hart LLP31497
5Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC14796.3
6Guntin & Gust, PLC27094.7
7IP Legal Services, LLC5894.7
8Patent Capital Group6394.5
9McDermott Will & Emery LLP8694.2
10Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP7393.8


Top 10 in Tech Center 2600

RankLaw FirmNo. of Issued PatentsQuality Score
1Guntin & Gust, PLC168100
2Pierce Atwood LLP8799.8
3Harrity & Harrity, LLP6799.6
4Alleman Hall Creasman & Tuttle LLP15399.5
5Kile Park Reed & Houtteman PLLC5698.1
6Holland & Hart LLP10096.8
7Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP7396.6
8SBMC9096.1
9Keller Jolley Preece7795.8
10McDermott Will & Emery LLP20695.5


Top 10 in Tech Center 2800

RankLaw FirmNo. of Issued PatentsQuality Score
1Guntin & Gust, PLC6399.5
2Holland & Hart LLP18799.5
3The Marbury Law Group, PLLC16198.7
4Chip Law Group21898.2
5Duft & Bornsen, PC5298.2
6Vierra Magen Marcus LLP12697.6
7Alleman Hall Creasman & Tuttle LLP8596.7
8Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office13596.6
9Thompson Hine LLP12396.5
10Pramudji Law Group PLLC5595.8


Top 10 in Tech Center 3600

RankLaw FirmNo. of Issued PatentsQuality Score
1Harrity & Harrity, LLP8399.5
2Bejin Bieneman PLC24999.4
3Alleman Hall Creasman & Tuttle LLP8498.8
4ScienBiziP, P.C.5498.8
5Keating & Bennett, LLP7997.7
6Darrow Mustafa PC8197.7
7Mori & Ward, LLP8696.3
8Paratus Law Group, PLLC5195.6
9McGuireWoods LLP6994.7
10Athorus, PLLC6993.9


Top 10 in Tech Center 3700

RankLaw FirmNo. of Issued PatentsQuality Score
1Posz Law Group, PLC17699.4
2McCoy Russell LLP35699
3Mayer & Williams PC8098.5
4Quinn IP Law9798
5Keating & Bennett, LLP5597.5
6McDermott Will & Emery LLP9697.2
7McGarry Bair PC12997.2
8KED & Associates LLP15797
9Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.19496.1
10Dority & Manning, P.A.57296.1

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Top 10 Large Companies for Patent Quality 2021

At Patent Bots, we used our advanced machine learning software to proofread an entire year of issued patents and then ranked 700 companies by the smallest average number of errors in the issued patents.

Here, we announce the top 10 US companies for patent quality with at least 250 issued patents in the last year.  

Congratulations to these companies for doing amazing work!

To improve your company's patent quality scores, use Patent Bots automated proofreading to remove errors in your work.

This is our second annual company patent quality rankings and is the latest release following our Top 10 Large US Law Firms for Patent Quality rankings.

See our PatentVerse page to see how your company does in comparison. Beyond the top 50 companies, you can only see your own company's ranking.

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Rank Among > 250 PatentsOverall RankCompanyNo. of Issued PatentsQuality Score
16Sandisk Technologies LLC31094.1
28Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation25793.3
315AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.100491.7
417Juniper Networks, Inc.26991.3
523Yazaki Corporation35890.7
627Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.46889.8
730Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.51089.2
835Mazda Motor Corporation25488.1
939Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.130187.7
1047Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha201986

For greater accuracy, Patent Bots Quality Scores are computed using only a few of the types of errors in our proofreading results: numbering errors, antecedent basis errors, and word support errors (words that don't appear in the detailed description).

Although we may over or undercount errors in an individual patent, the average number of errors across all of a firm's patents is a good indicator of the overall quality of the company's work. See here for more details about our methodology.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Top 10 Large Law Firms for Patent Quality 2021

At Patent Bots, we used our advanced machine learning software to proofread an entire year of issued patents. We then ranked 787 US law firms by the smallest average number of errors in the issued patents.

Here, we announce the top 10 US law firms for patent quality with at least 500 issued patents in the last year. Congratulations to these firms for doing amazing work! 

Next week, we will be announcing the overall top 50 US law firms to be followed by the top firms in different tech centers and the top companies.

To improve your firm's patent quality scores, use Patent Bots automated proofreading to draft higher quality patents for your clients.

Try Proofreading

Rank of Large FirmsOverall RankLaw FirmNo. of Issued PatentsQuality Score
14Alleman Hall Creasman & Tuttle LLP60397.7
26Harrity & Harrity, LLP57096.2
38Guntin & Gust, PLC59095.9
414Posz Law Group, PLC51393.2
521Chip Law Group89191
623McDermott Will & Emery LLP151590.6
725Holland & Hart LLP79090.4
828Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC81289.5
935Keating & Bennett, LLP92088.6
1046Studebaker & Brackett PC141786.8

For greater accuracy, Patent Bots Quality Scores are computed using only a few of the types of errors in our proofreading results: numbering errors, antecedent basis errors, and word support errors (words that don't appear in the detailed description). 

Although we may over or under count errors in an individual patent, the average number of errors across all of a firm's patents is a good indicator of the overall quality of the firm's work. See here for more details.

Note that these rankings are based only on average errors identified by our software in issued patents and don't address other important aspects of patent quality.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Preview of New Patent Bots 2021 Patent Quality Rankings


Next week, Patent Bots will officially announce the 2021 edition of its Patent Quality rankings!  

We used our advanced machine learning to proofread an entire year of US issued patents and then ranked 787 law firms by the smallest average number of errors in the issued patents. 

Law firms can move up in the rankings by implementing processes to ensure higher quality work.  Using an automated patent proofreading tool, careful review of proofreading reports, and review by a second attorney will all help create stronger patents for your clients.

As a preview to announcing our 2021 Patent Quality rankings, we’d like to highlight a law firm who made one of the the biggest moves up in the rankings since 2020.

In 2020, Pierce Atwood ranked 33rd out of 802 law firms, an already impressive achievement.  In 2021, Pierce Atwood has performed done even better, moving up 20 spots to rank 13th for law firm patent quality out of 787 law firms. Pierce Atwood LLP is also in the top 10 law firms for patent quality in Tech Center 2600.  

Congratulations to the team at Pierce Atwood, who Patent Bots is proud to have as a client who uses our advanced proofreading tool.

Next week Patent Bots will showcase the top 50 US law firms with the highest patent quality rankings.

This is the first of a series of releases around our 2nd annual Patent Quality rankings, based on our advanced machine learning analysis of public USPTO data. 

To improve your firm's patent quality scores, sign up for a free trial of Patent Bots automated proofreading to identify and remove errors in your work.

Also, see our PatentVerse page to see how your firm ranks for patent quality against other law firms. Other than the top 50 firms, only you can see your own firm's ranking. Note that these rankings are based only on average errors in issued patents and don't address other potentially important aspects of patent quality.

Follow our blog over the next few weeks as we release further patent quality rankings.


Thursday, April 1, 2021

More Patent Drafting Tools in Word

At Patent Bots, we are continuing to add more tools to supercharge patent attorneys and make them more efficient. With our Word add-in, we automate tedious tasks to allow you to increase profits (especially with fixed fee work), write higher quality patents, and make your work more enjoyable.

We've previously posted about our Ref Label Tracker that includes easy navigation, typing shortcuts, and updating of reference labels or the text associated with them.

We have two new more tools patent drafting tools to announce: figure number updating and patent application navigation.

Figure Number Updating

We have a new Figures tab in our Application Drafter panel:


In this tab, we show a list of figures in your application and navigation buttons to easily go to the figure numbers in your Word document. We also have a button to automatically change a figure number and its reference labels.

Suppose you send a final draft of a patent application to a client that has Figs. 1-6. The client wants to add a new Fig. 4 so you have to renumber Figs. 4-6 to Figs. 5-7 and change all of the reference labels. Ugh... We now make this easy!:


To change Fig. 6 to Fig. 7, just enter 7 in the gray box and we'll change all instances of Fig. 6 to Fig. 7 (or Figure 6 or FIG. 6). Even better, we'll also change all reference labels 6## to 7##, such as changing 610 to 710.

Patent Application Navigation

We have another new tab for easy navigation through parts of your patent application. We provide shortcuts for all common patent headings and the first instance of each figure in the Detailed Description section:


Suppose you are editing your claims, and you want to review the details of Fig. 3. Normally, it is tedious to get to the right part of the application. With our shortcuts, we take you there instantly. After reviewing Fig. 3, click the Claims shortcut to go back to the claims.

Our goal is to automate the tedious parts of patent preparation and prosecution to supercharge your workflow! We'll have a lot more like this in the coming months.


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Usage Pricing Now Available


At Patent Bots, we want to make sure that our pricing provides great value for all our customers.

To that end, we now offer usage pricing for three of our products: Art Unit Predictor, Premium Statistics, and PatentPlex. Usage pricing is not available for Patent Proofreading since that product may be purchased with a monthly per-user subscription.

With usage pricing, no subscription is required, and you instead you pay each time you use the product.

Our usage pricing is shown on our pricing page and described in greater detail below:

  • Art Unit Predictor - $499 for 24 hours. A single person has unlimited access to our Art Unit Predictor for 24 hours. There are no limits to the number of uses or the number of patent applications you use it with. You may not, however, automate access with a script or share a login with multiple people.
  • Premium Statistics - $99 per examiner for 30 days. You get unlimited access to a single patent examiner for 30 days. Statistics for the examiner’s art unit and group are included as well (though other examiners in the art unit and group are not included).
  • PatentPlex - $99 per patent for 30 days. You get unlimited access to our PatentPlex page for a single patent for 30 days. This includes all PatentPlex features, and is easily worth the cost with the time you save when creating a patent family tree or a patent claim chart.

Usage pricing provides better value for law firms in two ways:

  • Law firms can use bill back to pass the costs of using Patent Bots to their clients who are receiving the ultimate benefit of our products.
  • Law firms who have only the occasional need for our tools can receive the benefits of our products at lower cost.

For anything other than occasional use, however, our firm-wide subscriptions provide much better value.  We’ll use a law firm with 50 patent practitioners as an example.

If this 50-practitioner firm generates 1-2 patent family trees or claim charts a month, then the firm will pay less with usage pricing. If this 50-practitioner firm generates more than 2 patent family trees or claim charts a month, then it will pay less with a firm-wide subscription.

We hope you appreciate the addition of usage pricing. It was a lot of work on our part to set this up! Please contact us with any questions at sales@patentbots.com.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Word Add-In Awesomeness

One of our core values at Patent Bots is that we want our tools to be easy and even enjoyable to use. Your time is valuable, and we don't want to waste it. We spend an enormous amount of time thinking about our user interface and how to make it better to save you time.

Our Word add-in is an important part of making our patent proofreading easier to use, and we are excited to announce two cool improvements to our Word add-in. Our Word add-in now shows proofreading results within Word instead of opening a separate browser window. With this update, our proofreading results are able to interact directly with your Word document.

To get access to the new features described below, you need to have the latest version of our Word add-in. If you don't have it, you can force an update by uninstalling and reinstalling the add-in.  See our documentation for details.

AutoNav

The first new feature is called AutoNav. On demand, we automatically scroll your Word document to show you the part of the patent application you are reviewing in the proofreading results.

In the example above, the user is reviewing our proofreading results for claim 2. When you click the blue arrow, we automatically scroll the Word document to show you claim 2. This makes it very easy to jump to portions of the Word document and saves you time in reviewing proofreading results.

We include AutoNav arrows every time we show you text of the patent application in our proofreading results. Not only for claims, but also when we show you paragraphs of the specification for word support and reference labels. With a quick click, you are looking at the exact part of your application that you need.

Ref Label Navigation


We've added another navigation feature to our Ref Label Tracker. For each ref label, we've added four buttons:
  • — Go to first instance
  • — Go to previous instance
  • — Go to next instance
  • — Go to last instance
Using these buttons, you can easily cycle through each instance of a ref label in your patent application.

We'll be adding more Word add-in awesomeness throughout the year. Please let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to see!