Klarquist Life Sciences Group Receives High Rankings From Juristat

Published October 10, 2016

Klarquist Sparkman has been ranked among the Top Firms for Life Sciences Patents by Juristat, an intellectual property consulting firm. Klarquist ranked 4th nationwide for its success in obtaining patents for Life Science clients. Only 10 US firms were recognized, each of which had at least 100 patent applications that reached a final disposition in the relevant technology centers during the one-year period following the Myriad Supreme Court decision. The Myriad and Mayo decisions have made it significantly more difficult to obtain patents on life-sciences inventions, and have made patent prosecution in the life sciences practice groups (technology center 1600) at the USPTO more challenging. Juristat’s Top Firms for Life Sciences Patents list were ranked by their average allowance rates in technology center 1600. Klarquist’s high ranking demonstrates the firm’s expertise in prosecuting life science patents during a challenging time. “Our success demonstrates Klarquist’s expertise in advising clients, understanding the technology landscape, and efficiently working with patent examiners to advance the client’s case,” said Dr. William Noonan, who heads the firm’s Life Sciences Group. Click here to view the full Juristat report.

Klarquist was the only firm based in the Pacific Northwest to be ranked on the list of Top Firms for Life Sciences Patents. Klarquist is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the Pacific Northwest, with more than 50 attorneys and patent agents. Eleven members of the firm’s Life Sciences Group hold either M.D.’s or Ph.D.’s in a range of science and technology fields, and many have also worked in or directed research laboratories. The firm handles patent matters for research institutions, universities, and large and small corporations located in the U.S. and throughout the world. The firm’s clients include biotechnology, chemical, medical device, software companies and research laboratories, such as Amazon.com, Inc., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University, National Institutes of Health, University of Pittsburgh, Microsoft, GE Healthcare, Mentor Graphics, TriQuint Semiconductors, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.

For additional information please contact Dr. William D. Noonan at (503) 595-5300 or william.noonan@klarquist.com.