Overcoming Alice - The Top Ten

On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International.  Besides an explosion of bad Alice in Wonderland allusions in the patent law blogosphere, Alice significantly changed the landscape for software patents. Alice makes it significantly more difficult to obtain a patent on software and § 101 rejections have become much more common in the decision's wake. We at Juristat used our database of over 6.8 million patent applications to determine the top 10 firms with the highest success rate in overcoming Alice rejections.  We limited our analysis to firms that have had at least 15 applications that received rejections based on Alice between June 19, 2014 and May 1, 2015.

Below is a ranking of the most successful firms in overcoming Alice rejections.

10. Nixon Vanderhye (61.5%)

9. Harness Dickey (62.5%)

8. Morgan Lewis (63.2%)

7. Knobbe Martens (64.3%)

6. Cantor Colburn (64.9%)

5. Sughrue Mion (68.2%)

4. Nixon Peabody (69.0%)

3. Oblon (78.4%)

2. Oliff (78.8%)

1. Neal Gerber Eisenberg (92.5%)


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