Lathrop GPM Named Top Patent Firm by Juristat


 Lathrop GPM is ranked as one of Juristat’s top patent firms in 2022, due to its exceptional performance metrics in Technology Center 1600. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Technology Center 1600 is where you’ll find patent applications relating to the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical fields.

For each of the eight technology centers, Juristat identified the top firms in each of three categories – allowance rate, average office actions before allowance, and volume of applications filed. The firm’s patent allowance rate ranked 4th best in Technology Center 1600 based on the high percentage of patent applications the firm is granted from the USPTO. 

The firm's biotech patent prosecution team, led by Partner James Velema, includes Partners James DeGiulio, Ph.D. and Judy Stone-Hulslander, Ph.D., Counsels Tanya D'Souza and William Scofield, Associates Mae Hong, Ph.D. and Michael Spellberg, Ph.D., Patent Agents Madison Aufai, Ph.D., Meenal Deshmukh, Ph.D. and Jonathan Milette, Ph.D., and Technical Specialists Elizabeth Kolar, Ph.D., Georgia Sampedro, Ph.D., and John Wizeman, Ph.D.

The pharmaceutical patent prosecution team, led by Partner Brian Trinque, Ph.D., includes Partner Laura Labeots, Ph.D., Senior Counsel Giulio DeConti, and Technical Specialists Will Carden, Ph.D., Maryam Elfeki, Ph.D., Christine Greene, Ph.D., Nicole Sassu, Ph.D., and Vinay Trivedi-Parmar, Ph.D.