Patent law firm hits mark

FREDERICK, Md. — Since its inception in January 2016, an area law firm has helped clients secure a total of 478 patents.

Four founding partners and 12 employees came together to form the patent law firm McBee Moore Woodward & Vanik IP LLC.

Since its formation, MMWV has focused on using technology to streamline workflows and more efficiently organize the processes and infrastructure associated with a predominately transactional patent practice. The result has been improved customer service and an environment that allows employees to flexibly work remotely.

MMWV has grown to 24 employees. Seven of MMWV’s practitioners hold doctoral degrees in a variety of technical specializations, one practitioner holds an medical degree and three practitioners are former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examiners.

MMWV has locations in Frederick, Md., and Tysons Corner, Va.

The number of patents granted to clients has risen each of the past three years, MMWV reported, from 128 in 2016 to 157 in 2017 and 193 last year.