Big data compiled by LexisNexis’s PatentAdvisor system revealed that, in the last 20 years, S&H’s clients have a 100% win rate in District Court. In other words, 100% of Smith & Hopen’s patents that were litigated in District Court have resulted in a patent owner win. The PatentAdvisor data is below:
As you can see, there have been 36 District Court proceedings based on 25 patents secured by Smith & Hopen. From a percentage standpoint, patent owners litigate 1.7% of Smith & Hopen’s US patents in District Court. This is on par with the reported patent litigation rate of 1.9% from 2007-2016. Amazingly, the patent owner has won every time. S&H’s clients have 100% win rate in District Court. While we admittedly did not litigate every case, this statistic reveals that we are meeting our goal of securing litigation-quality patents for our clients.
Some firms promise to secure a patent for their clients. However, these patents may be nothing more than expensive wallpaper. At S&H, we seek to secure litigation quality patents for our clients. We don’t take this responsibility lightly, as evidenced by the win rate of S&H litigated patents.
Ultimately, an issued patent grants to the owner the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling or importing the invention into the United States. These exclusion rights are incredibly valuable and you should use a firm with a history of securing meaningful patent protection.