The United States Patent & Trademark Office awards patents every two (2) weeks. This is a bi-week. Accordingly, many patents have the same issue date. The first year U.S. patents issued in 1790 (only 3 patents granted that year). In 2019, that number has risen to 354,430 utility patent grants, 34,794 design patents and 1,275 plant patents .
Unlike other areas of law, a potential patent client can easily evaluate a patent firm. Patents are public record as a matter of law and function. Therefore, look at the types of technologies a patent firm handles. Just as importantly, what types of clients do they represent. View our most recent patent grants below.