SILICON VALLEY, April 2, 2019: Morgan Lewis is recognized as a global patent prosecution leader in analytics-based intellectual property company Patexia’s recently released Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report, which ranks law firms and other companies based on their patent filing activity and performance before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) during a five-year period.
The report specifically examines the activity and performance of patent prosecutors operating on behalf of clients in the high-tech and bio-tech sectors. Morgan Lewis is one of only three law firms to earn top 20 rankings in the following key categories:
The report also highlights that patent applications filed by Morgan Lewis have the shortest pendency times of all law firms ranked in the top 40 of both Best Performing (Biotech and High Tech) categories, ostensibly resulting in longer patent life and reduced prosecution costs for firm clients.
To determine its rankings, Patexia tracked the patent filings of 5,000 law firms and companies between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2018. Patexia then identified the top 100 best performing patent prosecution law firms based on volume, efficiency, and success of their filing activity.
Morgan Lewis’s patent prosecution team handles patent preparation, prosecution, licensing, due diligence, valuation, portfolio management, opinion, and counseling work, as well as post-grant proceedings at the USPTO, on behalf of clients in a variety of sectors. The diverse team, comprised of patent lawyers and agents who hold technical or science and advanced degrees, counsels clients on patent matters across technical fields, including electrical, computer, software, business methods (including ecommerce and financial services), mechanical, life sciences (e.g., biotechnology and pharmaceuticals), specialty chemicals, medical devices, diagnostics, semiconductors, cleantech, fintech, and consumer products. In addition to being singled out by Patexia, Morgan Lewis has been named to The National Law Journal’s IP Hot List and ranked a Top Patent Law Firm by IP Today.