Oblon Spivak Narrowly Beats Sughrue Mion In 2003 Patent Ranking

Law360 (January 13, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Virginia-based intellectual property boutique Oblon Spivak topped the list of law firms that obtained the most patents in 2003, edging out D.C.-based Sughrue Mion by a sliver, preliminary data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office show.

Statistics from the U.S. Patent Office’s database show that Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt obtained 3,388 patents in 2003, down 2.1% from 3,462 the previous year. Meanwhile, neighboring Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas obtained 3,352 patents, up 1.8% from 3,292 the year before.

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