On January 31, 2019, Dominick Conde was quoted in Law360 about the law firms that filed the most patent work in 2018, noting that law firms with offices in Delaware filed the most patent lawsuits in 2018 due to a landmark Supreme Court ruling, and a pair of IP boutiques topped the list of firms fielding a high volume of work at the PTAB.
According to the article, on average, the 21 law firms on Lex Machina's list of plaintiffs firms filed cases in approximately 11 districts around the country. Only three — Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP, Venable LLP, and Fish & Richardson PC — appeared in more than 20 districts, highlighting their national reach.
Venable’s workload for patent owners — 67 new cases in 2018 — includes lawsuits filed by Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, with which it merged in November. Mr. Conde said the numbers illustrate the strength of the IP groups from both firms.
"As I said when we combined, our practices complement one another, they don’t compete with one another," Conde said. "I think the complementary part will hopefully increase the number of filings that we make as we go forward."