Most active IPR petitioners, firms, attorneys named

Patent research platform Patexia has named in a new report the top 50 law firms, attorneys and companies that have been most active in the Inter-Partes Review system since it was introduced in 2012.

Patexia said its IPR Intelligence Report is the first in a bi-annual series that provides ranking and analysis of IPR stakeholders as part of the expansion of its research arm.

“Utilizing data from all 6,580 Inter-Partes Review challenges filed since the program’s inception in 2012 through the first half of 2017, this comprehensive report ranks the top 50 law firms, attorneys and companies in terms of activity and performance,” said Patexia.

The report said that of the more than 3,000 companies acting as petitioners and patent owners, Apple is the most active company with involvement in 298 cases, and the world’s second largest contract chipmaker GlobalFoundries is the “best-performing” company with a success rate of 100%.

The report said that of the more than 1,000 law firms representing petitioners and patent owners, Fish & Richardson is the most active firm in IPR with 625 cases on either side, and White & Case is the “best-performing” law firm in IPR with a success rate of 91%.

And of the more than 5,000 attorneys representing petitioners and patent owners, the report said Naveen Modi of Paul Hastings is the most active IPR attorney with 240 cases, and Larissa Park of DLA Piper is the “best-performing” IPR attorney with a success rate of 100%.

The report also lists more than 100 of the most valuable patents that have survived the IPR.

“As we move toward the knowledge based economy, intellectual assets and patents in particular are becoming more important than ever,” said Patexia founder Pedram Sameni.

“Patent quality has been a key issue preventing a more liquid market for patent assets and IPR was introduced to address that for the current pool of enforceable patents.

“With a record-breaking number of IPR challenges expected to be filed this year, it is crucial for petitioners and patent owners to understand this growing market better and make informed choices about their service providers.

“Our first-ever IPR Intelligence Report is an important new tool designed to help them do exactly this.”