Patent Counsel

Arent Fox's patent law blog examines the latest news, trends, and legal developments in the patent world.

Patent Counsel

Patent Prosecution

Arent Fox regularly ranks within the top 15 general practice firms, and within the top 50 IP firms, for number of US utility applications filed, according to Intellectual Property Today®. Arent Fox also files and prosecutes hundreds of foreign applications annually.

Arent Fox currently has more than 3,600 active US applications in prosecution, including more than 3,000 utility applications, 40 design applications, and 500-plus pending provisional applications. We also currently hold more than 2,200 active foreign applications.

In recent years, Arent Fox has filed more than 1,000 US applications and 245 foreign applications, including PCT filings.


What the 2014 Election Means for Patent Reform

Without a Republican majority in the Senate last year, Congress was unable to pass patent reform legislation. The primary contender, as we previously reported, was the Innovation Act, sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).

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Arent Fox LLP, founded in 1942, is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and government intersect. With more than 350 lawyers, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to clients that range from Fortune 500 corporations to trade associations. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.