Dunlap Codding Listed As One Of The Fastest Firms At The U.S. Patent Office
Dunlap Codding was recently identified as the second fastest patent firm at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for inventions falling within a broad range of technologies, including fields as diverse as organic chemistry, fuel cells, adhesives, and food (Technology Center 1700). Juristat—Moneyball for Lawyers—designated this ranking based on the average amount of time required for completing the patenting process at the USPTO. The average amount of time from filing to completion for all technology categories at the USPTO is 35.8 months; with the average time for TC 1700 being 36.6 months. Dunlap Codding’s average elapsed time was 30.5 months, more than six months faster than the average.
Other firms ranked among the top ten were Jones Day (#10), Merchant Gould (#4), Pepper Hamilton (#3), and Porter Hedges (#1). Juristat chose firms from IP Today’s top firms for 2015 which had at least 100 disposed patent applications in the technology center.
Nick Rouse, Dunlap Codding’s Managing Director, noted that Juristat’s findings underscored one of the firm’s key values: nimble, prompt, responsive service to clients. “We get results quickly because of our in-depth experience at the USPTO and understanding of the underlying technologies covered by TC 1700.”