UPDATED: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 11:54am Eastern
It has come to my attention that the Patent Buddy Top 100 seems to be flawed. I have been contacted by one firm on the Top 100 list and told that number of patents they obtained in 2008 is at least double what is listed on the list. I then did a search for myself and confirmed this, and subsequently searched a few other firms using the USPTO database and confirmed other discrepancies. That being the case, I do not feel comfortable leaving this list up on my site.
Here is the lead in paragraph I wrote for the story:
Patent Buddy, the most extensive database and networking website for patent attorneys and inventors, just released its Top 100 Patent Law Firms to complement its Top 300 Patenting Organizations. The top law firms were determined based upon the number of patents the firm obtained on behalf of clients in 2008. Similarly, the top 300 organizations were determined based on the number of patents obtained in 2008. The top 25 patent firms are reproduced below, with the number of patents obtained in parenthesis.
Because there seems to be a number of inconsistencies I have removed the top 25 list I published, which was taken from the Patent Buddy list.