Technology Center 2400 covers the technologies of computer networks, multiplex communication, video distribution, and cybersecurity. In terms of average time to allowance, it is the slowest-moving technology center, with most applications waiting approximately 3.5 years before allowance. When it comes to average allowance rate, TC 2400 is lower than the USPTO at large, at 62% and 71%, respectively. As the home of art units concerning cryptography and cybersecurity, many of the patent applications in TC 2400 are on the front line of the fight against cyber crime, an increasingly large and growing problem in the United States.
Below is a ranking of the top 10 most successful firms at obtaining patents in TC 2400. To calculate these rankings, we considered firms having at least 100 disposed applications in the technology center. A disposed application is one that is either allowed or abandoned; we did not consider pending applications. We then divided the number of allowed applications by the total number of allowed and abandoned applications to calculate a firm’s percentage of applications allowed.
1. Harrity & Harrity LLP (97.8%)
In first place is Harrity & Harrity LLP, a boutique patent firm located in Fairfax, VA, providing patent prosecution and counseling services. At 97.8%, Harrity has the highest allowance rate among all firms with at least 100 disposed applications in TC 2400. All of Harrity’s partners are former patent examiners and its attorneys focus the majority of their practice on patent prosecution, which pays off through an exceptionally high allowance rate in TC 2400.
2. Lowenstein Sandler LLP (97.4%)
Lowenstein Sandler is a large, full-service law firm with offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Washington, DC, and Roseland, NJ, and has an allowance rate of 97.4% in TC 2400. The Tech Group at Lowenstein Sandler founded and runs VentureCrush, a series of unique events and networks that bring together tech industry founders with VC, growth equity, PE, and angel investors to provide community-building experiences to the innovation industry.
Clements Bernard is a boutique IP firm located in Charlotte and has an allowance rate of 97.2% in TC 2400. Despite its small size, Clements Bernard offers a wide range of IP services, including patent preparation and prosecution, trademark and copyright registration, and complex business litigation.
4. Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch (97.1%)
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch is a large, full-service law firm with offices in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Phoenix, and Austin, and its allowance rate in TC 2400 is 97.1%. Its intellectual property practice is split into two practice groups, one focused on prosecution and one focused on litigation. Founded in 1946, Procopio is the oldest firm on our list and has developed an extensive network of community relationships in its hometown of San Diego over the years by supporting over 250 local organizations devoted to arts and culture, charity, and education.
5. Myers Wolin (96.7%)
Myers Wolin is a boutique IP firm offering a full range of IP services with offices in New York and Morristown, NJ. Its allowance rate in TC 2400 is 96.7%. Myers Wolin has demonstrated a strong commitment to New York City’s startup ecosystem by providing a Patent Counsel in Residence for the Zahn Center and the Next Top Makers program, organizations that incubate and nurture early stage companies.
6. Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik LLP (95.7%)
Lerner David is a boutique IP firm providing a full range of IP services, with offices in Westfield, NJ and Guangzhou, China, and has an allowance rate of 95.7% in TC 2400. Lerner David is noteworthy for representing Gordon Gould, widely regarded as the inventor of the laser, in his years-long battle with the USPTO to obtain patents for the laser and related technologies.
7. Patterson + Sheridan LLP (95.5%)
Patterson + Sheridan is a mid-sized IP boutique firm with offices in Houston, Dallas, Silicon Valley, Shrewsbury, NJ, and Greensboro, NC. It has an allowance rate of 95.5% in TC 2400. Patterson + Sheridan has demonstrated a commitment to international clients, with 14 bilingual attorneys fluent in languages including Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Spanish, Greek, German, Hindi, Farsi, and Bosnian.
8 & 9. (Tie) Withrow & Terranova PLLC (94.9%)
Withrow & Terranova is a small IP boutique firm located in Cary, NC, in the Research Triangle area of the state. It has an allowance rate of 94.9% in TC 2400. With its proximity to the Research Triangle Park, one of the premier research parks in the world, Withrow & Terranova focuses its practice on patent prosecution and counseling to high technology clients in the electronic, telecommunication, semiconductor, software, biomedical, and mechanical technologies sectors.
8 & 9. (Tie) Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist PA (94.9%)
ADDMG is a small boutique firm with offices in Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, Winter Springs, FL, and Melbourne, FL providing a full range of IP services. Its allowance rate in TC 2400 is 94.9%. With its deep connection to Florida and many offices around the state, it has represented such Florida-centric clients as Panama Jack and the Florida Department of Citrus.
10. McClure Qualey & Rodack LLP (94.4%)
McClure Qualey & Rodack is a small IP boutique firm offering a full range of IP services located in Atlanta. Its allowance rate in TC 2400 is 94.4%. Its attorneys have experience in a wide range of technology areas, some of which include cryogenic systems, foundry services, aviation systems, and smartphones.