Given the dependency of Canadian IP businesses on receiving work from US patent prosecution firms, IP Pilot took a closer look at the ranking of American associates sending most to Canada.
Out of 38,926 cases instructed by the top 1,000 sending US law firms, 23% originated from the top 20.
As listed in the table, FISH & RICHARDSON, KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP, WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI, KNOBBE, MARTENS, OLSON & BEAR, LLP, and FOLEY & LARDNER LLP were the top 5 sending US law firms to Canada.
Using IP Pilot’s decision-maker algorithm, it was predicted that American representatives were able to select partners in Canada in most cases. On average, only 24% of all the cases sent to the Canadian patent prosecution firms were directly instructed by the applicants.