Sughrue Mion PLLC
Sughrue Mion PLLC

Sughrue Mion PLLC

3 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 900 | Washington | DC | 20006

Phone: 202.293.7060 | Fax: 202.293.7860

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Year of establishment 1957 Number of partners 47
Number of offices 2 Partner to associate ratio 0.90
Biggest office Washington Percentage of women attorneys 19.10
Number of attorneys 105
Number of associates 52
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Sughrue Mion PLLC Reviews

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Management should provide an unbiased incentive structure so that those who consistently perform are rewarded for their efforts. There needs to be transparency among management regarding pay and other things.

Pros: Support staff is nice, but not very helpful. Flexible and casual work environment. My manager was flexible with work timings. They also have the latest software for the employees. My team was competitive in a healthy way and constantly supports each other.

Cons: Management is poor, and morale of employees is consistently low. The pay is below market average and there is lack of transparency among management. The hours can be punishing at times and you don't get paid well for working longer than usual.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


From our inception in 1957 to the present we have focused solely on IP. We cover every aspect of patent and trademark law. We have obtained more U.S. patents than any other law firm in the world. We are always one of the top two firms in the annual rankings by number of issued patents. We provide counseling and opinions on the full range of patent issues in every technology from biosimilars to nanotechnology. Sughrue has been a leader in interference law for over 40 years and has earned an international reputation in this arcane field. We are expert in ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings. And we are already steeped in Post Grant Review under the America Invents Act, proceedings for which we are uniquely qualified due to our deep prosecution and inter partes experience before the PTO.

Practice Areas

Sughrue Mion PLLC practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Anda
  • Hatch Waxman
  • Copyright
  • Litigation
  • Patent Counseling
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Trademark
  • Us Patent Office Trials

Hiring Criteria

Sughrue Mion PLLC follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.


Pro bono

Sughrue Mion does not report any information regarding its pro bono activities.

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Sughrue Mion PLLC Awards and Recognitions

On a Regional level, ranked in the areas of patent prosecution (tier 3), trademark contentious (tier 3), trademark prosecution (tier 3), Copyright (4) (Managing Intellectual Property


SUGHRUE MION, PLLC, an IP specialty law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, has encouraged and embodied diversity for more than 50 years. Under the leadership of the firms Management Committee, the firm has been successful in promoting and encouraging distinctiveness among its attorneys through recruiting, mentoring, promotion and community interaction. The National Law Journal has ranked Sughrue fifth among the top 50 Washington D.C. law firms with the highest racial diversity and fourth among the top 50 D.C. firms with the most diverse partnerships. Sughrue was the only law firm to rank in the top five on both lists.

Summer associate program

As an integral part of our recruiting process, each year we invite a number of second year law students to spend the summer working with us. We look for motivated individuals with a strong academic background, preferably in technology or science, preparing for a career in intellectual property law. During their time with us, summer associates are given the opportunity to experience several different areas of Sughrue's practice. Individuals with expertise in a particular field of science or technology are encouraged to participate in projects that will allow them to use their special skills and knowledge. Our Summer Associate Program is designed to provide training in the substantive and procedural aspects of the practice. To this end, each summer associate is assigned two mentors, one partner and one associate, who are responsible for ensuring the quality and variety of work, as well as timely and appropriate feedback.

Summer associates also have plenty of opportunities to socialize, enjoy new experiences and get to know us. At the end of the summer, we hope that program participants will have gained new insight into the practice of intellectual property law and have a little fun along the way.

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