2018 Design patent toteboard response
This is a questionnaire to permit filers to get listed and ranked in the Seventh Annual Design Patent Top Filers. This listing and ranking will get published by me (Carl Oppedahl) in the Ant-Like Persistence blog.

The closing date for submissions will be Thursday, March 21, 2019. Please count only design patents for which your firm name is listed on the front page of the granted US design patent. The design patents to be counted will have issued as early as January 2018 or as late as December 2018.

You can count 35-series cases that you prosecuted to issuance.

It will be helpful if you can coordinate with others at your firm to send in just one questionnaire. But it is not a big problem if two different people at a firm send in questionnaires. I will be able to sort the results and cull out duplicate responses.

The questionnaire asks for your email address. This email address will not get published -- I just ask for it in case I might need it to ask you a followup question. I won't disclose any of the email addresses outside of the firm.

Here is a sample of a type of search that you might want to try in the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database as part of working out how many design filings you have:

apt/4 and (lrep/oppedahl or lrep/oppendahl) and isd/$/$/2018

In this case I listed our firm name spelled correctly and also spelled in a way that USPTO has incorrectly spelled on some granted patents.

Please provide the search strategy that you used to arrive at your total.

What is the name of your firm? *
Your answer
What search strategy did you use? *
Your answer
What is your firm's web site?
Your answer
What is your email address? *
We won't publish the email address or disclose this outside of OPLF. We might need it to follow up with you on the questionnaire.
Your answer
How many granted US design patents handled by your firm in 2018? *
Please count only US design patents issued in 2018, that list your firm on the front page.
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