US Patent Litigation Trends: Most popular Law Firms of 2020

We performed an analysis on the US patent litigation data. In this installment, we bring the top patent law firms in the USA that were the preferred choices of defenders and petitioners for patent litigation suits in 2020. You can also check the most popular patent litigation venues in 2020 here: Western District of Texas is the new hot spot for NPE patent litigation suits

Top Law Firms in the US that Defended Most Patent Litigation

Top Defendant Law Firms
Fish & Richardson
Shelton Coburn
Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell
Dla Piper
Baker Botts
Winston & Strawn
Gillam & Smith
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Foley & Lardner
Perkins Coie
Richards Layton & Finger
Potter Anderson & Corroon
Barnes & Thornburg
Greenberg Traurig
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor
Sidley Austin Llp
Duane Morris
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Top law firms that represented most plaintiffs in patent litigation

Top Plaintiff Law Firms
Rabicoff Law
Devlin Law Firm
Etheridge Law Group
Chong Law Firm
Direction Ip Law
The Mort Law Firm
Sand Sebolt & Wernow
Kizzia Johnson
Russ August & Kabat
Gawthrop Greenwood | Rabicoff Law
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Greer Burns & Crain
Sml Avvocati Pc
Williams Simons & Landis
Fish & Richardson
Kent & Risley

Only 2 law firms viz-a-viz Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Fish & Richardson appeared in the list of top choices for both defendants and plaintiffs. But which defendant firms closed the most number of patent litigation suits in 2020? Let’s find out.

Top law firms that got most of the patent suits terminated

Top Defendant Law Firms which got most of the cases filed against them terminated.Number of cases they got terminated
Fish & Richardson52
Shelton Coburn14
Futurewei Technologies Inc12
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig11
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath7
Winston & Strawn6
Baker Botts6
Foley & Lardner6
Dla Piper6
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe3
K&L Gates4
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan4
Potter Anderson & Corroon4
Cochran & Edwards4
Perkins Coie4

Fish & Richardson is leading the table based on district court litigation data of 2020. Now let’s see which patents were involved in the most number of litigation. 

Most Litigated Patents of 2020 in the USA

Patents involved in most number of litigationCount
D842536 | D858868 | D858869 | D85887049
US8424752B247
US7835421B127
US8856221B225
US6289434B121
US6574239B1 | US8266296B2 | US8291010B220
US6321095B119
US9965780B219
US6409599B118
US9300723B218
US7917285B217
D86694117
US6917304B116
US6983139B2 | US7058395B2 | US7212811B2 | US7292844B216

Interestingly, Design patent campaigns by Juul Labs and Deckers Outdoor Corporation were one of the prominent sightings amongst the heavily litigated utility patent campaigns by the likes of Symbology Innovations, Castlemorton Wireless and WSOU Investments.

Updated on March 16, 2021

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