Sughrue Beats Oblon As Top Patent Firm In 2004

Law360, New York (January 13, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- D.C.-based Sughrue Mion topped the list of law firms that obtained the most patents for their clients in 2004, narrowly beating last year’s champion, Oblon Spivak, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Statistics from the U.S. Patent Office’s database show that Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas obtained 3,631 patents, up 8.3% from 3,352 the year before. Meanwhile, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt obtained 3,552 patents in 2004, up 4.8% from 3,462 the previous year.

If those numbers hold up...
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