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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.

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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.