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SEATTLE, Wash. (April 7, 2014) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine has ranked Perkins Coie #3 Overall among U.S. law firms for Patent Quality in 2014 - the fifth consecutive year Perkins Coie has been ranked in the Top 10 Law Firms. 

Based on research commissioned by IAM Magazine from Ocean Tomo’s Patent Ratings® business, the 2014 IAM/Ocean Tomo Quality Report evaluates which law firms secure the highest quality granted patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for their clients. 

For 2014, Perkins Coie improved its previous rankings moving from 4th to 3rd in the Overall - All Industries ranking for preparing and prosecuting the highest quality patents category and from 6th to 4th in the Information Technology category.  The firm also broke into the Industrials category in the #1 position.

Overall, All Industries:
2014 Ranking: #3
Previously ranked #4

Information Technology:
2014 Ranking: #4
Previously ranked #6

2014 Ranking: #1
Previously not ranked

Rankings are determined using the Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® system, which develops and validates quantitative measures of the patent quality and value, as well as the relative proximity of patents and technologies.  This fifth annual survey is the only one of its kind, the statistics are garnered not just from 2013 but from statistics reaching over the past three years and are therefore accurately representative of the highest quality patents.  

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) focuses on the ways in which intellectual property and intangible assets can be used to create corporate value.  In-depth articles, case studies, interviews and surveys, as well as a widely read blog, provide a high-level corporate readership with cutting-edge insights into how intellectual property and other intangibles can be used to create strategic advantage, build shareholder returns, generate bottom-line revenue and gain greater leverage in the financial markets.

About Perkins Coie Patent Practice: With more than 200 lawyers and agents dedicated to patent prosecution, litigation and transaction due diligence, Perkins Coie’s Patent practice is one of the largest in the country.  The practice includes 120 professionals who are registered to practice before the USPTO, and we were recently recognized for the second consecutive year as the "Patent Law Firm of the Year" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®.  The world's leading semiconductor, software, computer, mobile device, Internet, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and medical device companies regularly turn to the firm’s  patent lawyers for advice on protecting, defending and enforcing their most valuable inventions and ideas.  In the past two years, the firm has have prosecuted to issuance more than 2,000 patents and filed more than 6,000 new patent applications worldwide.

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