Stinson's IP&T Team Supports Innovation: 2021 Year In Review
Stinson's Intellectual Property & Technology (IP&T) team of more than 50 attorneys, patent agents, and paralegals had another strong year helping clients protect, defend, and capitalize on their intellectual property (IP) assets. In 2021, Stinson IP&T attorneys continued developing strategies to encourage innovation and growth while helping clients achieve their business objectives:
- Stinson manages 5,988 active U.S. trademarks and 6,569 active international trademarks.
- In 2021, we filed 458 trademark applications and successfully registered 346 trademarks.
- Stinson manages 5,766 active U.S. patents and 5,992 active international patents.
- In 2021, we filed 1,058 patent applications and successfully obtained 651 issued patents.
Stinson represented clients in eight new inter partes reviews or post-grant reviews filed during the 2021 calendar year. Stinson had an 80% institution rate on behalf of its clients for 2021, far exceeding the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's (PTAB) overall institution rate of 59% reported for the 2021 fiscal year.
"Our IP team continues to be heavily involved with patent and trademark procurement which allows us to play a critical role in helping clients reach their business goals," said Jason Conway, co-chair of Stinson's Intellectual Property & Technology Division. "We are seeing a steady increase in post grant review of patents and have a deep bench of experienced patent attorneys ready to assist both petitioners and patent owners in post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board."
Stinson's IP&T Division is chaired by Conway and Steve Cosentino. The firm has one of the largest patent practices in the Midwest, with over 20 attorneys licensed before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is one of the largest patent firms within the St. Louis metropolitan area. With several attorneys recognized as 2021 “leading practitioners” in trademark law by the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, Stinson’s trademark team continues to stand out.
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