HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP ranked among the nation’s leading patent prosecution firms in Juristat’s 2021 Top Patent Firms List. The findings use the number of pending, abandoned and granted patent applications as of December 2021 to determine how well a firm performed in three metrics: number of applications files, allowance rate and average number of office actions before allowance.

Bracewell ranked #1 for efficiency, #1 for allowance rate and #3 overall for chemical patent applications.

Bracewell also ranked #10 nationwide for allowances in the Tech Center encompassing computer-implemented inventions and business method solutions. These art units continue to be some of the most challenging at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for obtaining patents, with the business method area historically seeing allowance at or below 30 percent.

Bracewell provides a comprehensive approach to intellectual property matters, including patent, trademarks and copyright prosecution, outsourcing and licensing, technology transactions, joint venture agreements and IP litigation. The team includes patent attorneys with technical degrees in chemical, electrical, environmental, mechanical, civil, naval and architectural engineering, as well as in computer science, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics and biology. This includes lawyers with advanced degrees in electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering and business.