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Founders Legal® excels where other patent law firms fall short. Our rankings by trusted industry metrics demonstrate that we provide efficient and high-quality patent prosecution services, even under tough examination standards at the USPTO.

FOUNDERS LEGAL® PATENT PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW

PatentAdvisor Efficiency Score™
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Founders Legal

Prosecution Efficiency

40-60
Industry Average

According to LexisNexis, Founders Legal has a PatentAdvisor Efficiency Score™ of 67.4, indicating that we bring applications to resolution (issuance or abandonment) significantly more quickly than average.

The vast majority of firms fall within the 40-60 range.

Avg. OFfice Actions to ISSUANCE
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Founders Legal

Office actions to issuance

1.8
Average Based on Our Collective Examiners

Our average number of Office Actions to issuance is only 1, which is 0.8 below the industry average of 1.8.

FILING PERFORMANCE

Founders Legal® particularly excels where other firms struggle in USPTO workgroups 3620, 3680, and 3690.

At Founders Legal®, we treat every client and patent application with the utmost importance and dedication. Our patent team takes the time to understand your invention and craft a strong patent application that will withstand the scrutiny of the USPTO.

 

The following compares Founders Legal’s historical performance against the top filers in those technology areas, in terms of both effectiveness (the y-axis) and efficiency (the x-axis).

FILING options for faster, better results

We provide a variety of filing options to help expedite your patent prosecution and enhance your scope of IP protection. Services to consider: 1) Accelerated Prosecution & 2) Design Patents.

 1)    Accelerated Prosecution

These processes not only expedite prosecution but historically they are correlated with an increased likelihood of obtaining a patent.

Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

• Notable Requirements:

For no fee whatsoever, the USPTO will expedite review of claims that correspond to a non-US application having a final positive ruling from a participating patent office.

• Notable limitations:

Claims must be of equal or narrower scope than the claims that received favorable review elsewhere.

Full requirements available at the USPTO site.

Track One

Notable Requirements:

Payment of a fee (currently $4,200 for a large entity and $2,100 for a small entity)

Notable limitations:

Only 15,000 requests for Track One accelerated examination will be accepted under this program per calendar year.

Full requirements available at the USPTO site.

Overall USPTO allowance rate:
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Founders Legal

Technology center 3600:

Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security and License and Review

77.6%
Track One
84.9%
Patent Prosecution Highway (“PPH”)
Overall USPTO allowance rate:
0
%
Founders Legal

Technology center 1600:

Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry

80.1%
Track One
75.5%
Patent Prosecution Highway (“PPH”)
Overall USPTO allowance rate:
0
%
Founders Legal

Technology center 1700:

Chemical and Materials Engineering

85.5%
Track One
80%*
Patent Prosecution Highway (“PPH”)

2) Design patents

An often-overlooked way to obtain intellectual property protection, design patents can be obtained at low cost and with a very high chance of success.

Overall USPTO allowance rate:
0
%
Founders Legal

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY CENTER (2900)

Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security and License and Review

0.3
Average OAs to allowance

*The relative benefit of these programs varies by art unit. Please contact us for art unit-specific statistics and eligibility requirements.

All statistics are derived from LexisNexis PatentAdvisor®, based on applications filed within the past 5 years. Historical data on prosecution outcomes is intended only to provide information about the activities and experience of our attorneys and should not be understood as a guarantee or assurance of future success in any matter. Past results are not a guarantee of the results in future matters.

HOW CAN WE ASSIST?
PATENT SERVICES

Provisional patent services are intended to help you secure your patent rights for up to a year. This route may make sense if you believe you will be able to convert it to a full, non-provisional patent application within that time frame.

  • Save your spot in line for a patent.
  • Display that your idea is “Patent Pending.”
  • Develop, test, and market your innovation without fear.

Utility patent services involve assistance with the stringent application and USPTO examination process. A utility patent provides valuable, durable protection for your innovation.

  • Secure the rights to your idea for 20 years.
  • Stop others from making, selling, using, or importing your invention.

Compared to other types of patent protection, design patent services are generally less expensive and can result in securing patent protection quickly. However, this type of protection is limited to the non-functional aesthetics of your innovation.

  • Exclude others from making, using, selling, or importing your designs for products and clothing.

International patents may make sense if you are considering making or selling your innovative product outside of the U.S. Founders Legal can help companies obtain international protection for their innovations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

  • Protect your invention on a multi-national scale.

Conducting patent searches can help you explore the competitive landscape, understand what rights you can or should secure, and gain a market advantage.

  • Understand how to explore the United States Patent Database to analyze what patents the USPTO has already issued.
Speak with an Intellectual Property Attorney regarding your specific needs.

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CHOOSE FOUNDERS LEGAL TO
SECURE AND PROTECT YOUR PATENTS

Regardless of your industry focus or the size of your company, you deserve reliable, cost-effective, and personalized legal assistance and representation for protecting your intellectual property. At Founders Legal, we understand the effort you put into innovations for your organization and securing patents is of the utmost importance.

We are committed to minimizing potential legal obstacles that come with innovation and business operations. We have helped thousands of clients across the country manage their companies’ legal needs in an efficient manner, without compromising quality in the process. Whether you need help with a patent search, are looking for a cost-effective patent registration service or simply need legal guidance related to patents, choose Founders Legal.

REQUEST A PATENT CONSULTATION

Speak with an Intellectual Property Attorney regarding your specific needs.

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