LOS ANGELES – Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP is ranked in the national Top 10 for life sciences patent application disposition, according to intellectual property consulting firm Juristat.
A new report, “The Fastest Firms in TC 1600,” notes that Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie averages only 32.5 months to receive a notice of allowance for life science-related patents such as plants, organic chemistry, and molecular biology.
The TC 1600 overall allowance rate is 56.7%, which is significantly lower than the USPTO average of 71%. In terms of average speed to disposition, it takes an average of 37.2 months to prosecute an application to allowance, according to the report.
Each of the top 10 firms have had at least 100 applications disposed of in TC 1600 during the 10-year period between 2006 and 2015 and are ranked by the average number of months it takes them to receive a notice of allowance.
“Inclusion in the TC 1600 Top 10 reflects our firm’s broad depth in life sciences,” said Art Hasan, leader of the Intellectual Property practice group at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie. “The ranking is an affirmation of the value we offer to clients for guiding them through the patent prosecution process.”