Raleigh firm named one of country’s best for patent law
Raleigh-based Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec was recently ranked among the top 50 patent law firms in the U.S. by IFI Claims Patent Services, a producer of global patent databases, analytic solutions and innovative web services. The firms were ranked by number of U.S. patents granted to clients in 2011.
“We are pleased and gratified that the service that we are able to provide to our clients has resulted in such a large number of issued patents,” said managing partner Jim Cannon. “We strive to provide high quality service to our clients, and we believe that the results of the rankings are evidence that we are doing so.”
Myers Bigel is the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, with 37 attorneys serving corporate and university clients in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biological, mechanical, electronics, and computer technology areas. The firm was ranked 35th, having secured 749 patents for its clients in 2011.
The firm has seen an uptick in new clients as companies here and elsewhere in the country emerged from the economic downturn in search of value, not only in terms of cost but also professional depth and low attorney turnover, Cannon said. Many of the firm’s attorneys had extensive experience in particular areas before turning to the practice of law, thus bringing a different perspective to the patent process.
Topping the list was Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, in Alexandria, Va., with 5,613 patents.
Published: June 26, 2012
Time posted: 10:15 am
Tags: Patent Law