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Haynes Boone Ranks Among Top 5 Best Performing Firms in 2022 Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report

April 28, 2022

Haynes and Boone, LLP and three of its lawyers are included in Patexia Inc.’s April 2022 Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report. Among the highlights, Haynes Boone ranks fifth among the Top 100 Best Performing Law Firms.

David O’Dell and Kyle Howard and Counsel Kelly Gehrke Lyle are ranked among the Top 50 best performing attorneys.

Published by Patexia Inc, the Patent Intelligence Report surveyed patent filings from January 2017 through December 2021 and evaluated 27,084 registered patent attorneys and agents and 3,591 patent firms that were active during the five-year period of this study. Patexia selected the “top performing” firms and lawyers based on such factors as “success” (“obtaining a patent or patent claim from the perspective of the applicant, law firm, or attorney”); “quality” (the “broadness, novelty, and market coverage that ultimately make a patent or a claim valuable)”; and “efficiency” (“the speed and simplicity of the process of obtaining a patent”).

In addition to ranking as the fifth best-performing law firm overall, Haynes Boone achieved other accolades:

  • 3rd among Top 25 best performing firms in high-tech
  • 19th among Top 25 most active law firms in high-tech
  • 24th among Top 25 most active law firms overall

“We are honored to rank so highly in this rigorous study because it reflects the success we have achieved for our clients over a long period of time,” said O’Dell, chair of the firm’s Patent Trials and Counseling Practice Group. “I fully expect that we will sustain our successful track record in the years to come.” 

Below are the Haynes Boone attorney rankings.

Top 50 Best Performing Attorneys Overall:

  • David O’Dell ranked 5th (Score: 84%)
  • Kelly Gehrke Lyle ranked 42nd (Score: 78.75%)
  • Kyle Howard ranked 47th (Score: 78.38%)

Top 50 Best Performing Attorneys in High-Tech:

  • David O’Dell ranked 8th (Score: 81.33%)
  • Kelly Gehrke Lyle ranked 39th (Score: 78.06%)
  • Kyle Howard ranked 47th (Score: 77.64%)
Haynes Boone’s Patents Practice Group provides clients with a full range of services to protect and profit from their intellectual property. The group has filed more than 19,000 applications in the U.S. and abroad in the past five years. It also offers sophisticated counseling and portfolio management, as well as representation in post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), litigation in federal courts and cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
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