Fish & Richardson

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Fish & Richardson
Fishwordmarkpc.jpg
No. of offices 12
No. of attorneys 350+
Major practice areas Patent, Trademark, Copyright, IP Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Regulatory
Key people Peter Devlin (President)
Date founded 1878
Company type Professional Corporation
Website
www.fr.com

Fish & Richardson P.C. is the 109th largest law firm in the United States.[1] specializing primarily in intellectual property law. Its staff includes over 350 attorneys, of which 96 percent are dedicated to intellectual property law.[2] Fish is one of the most sought-after firms for both patent prosecution and patent litigation services among Fortune 100 companies.[3] From 2004 to 2011, Corporate Counsel has ranked Fish as the nation’s top patent litigation firm.[4] In January 2010, Fish was a finalist for American Lawyer’s “Top IP Litigation Department of the Year”.[5] Fish’s patent prosecution practice received a top “Tier 1” U.S. ranking by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.[6] The firm’s growing regulatory group advises clients seeking to market products subject to United States Federal Communications Commission and the Food and Drug Administration regulation.

Recognition[edit]

  • Fish & Richardson named #1 Patent Litigation Firm (Corporate Counsel, 2004–2012)[7]
  • Fish & Richardson named Patent Law Firm of the Year (2011 US News Media Group and Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms survey)[8]
  • Fish & Richardson recipient of "Tier 1" rankings in Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Technology Law, and Trademark Law (2011 US News Media Group and Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms survey)[8]
  • Fish & Richardson named to Top IP Law Firm representing America's largest Corporations(2011 Corporate Counsel)[9]
  • Fish & Richardson named #1 summer associate program, ranked #10 as the "Best Law Firm to Work For," and ranked #1 IP and IP litigation firm (2011 Vault)[10]
  • Fish & Richardson receives Top 2011 "Band 1" rankings in intellectual property and international trade (2011-2012 Chambers USA) [11]
  • Fish & Richardson receives top Tier 1 national ranking in intellectual property - Patent Prosecution (2011-2012 The Legal 500) [12]
  • Fish & Richardson ranked 36th on AmLaw Diversity Scorecard (2011 AmLaw) [13]
  • Fish & Richardson named a Top Trademark Law Firm (2011-2012 World Trademark Review) [14]
  • Fish & Richardson Ranked as a Top 100 Law Firm for Diversity (2011 MultiCultural Law Magazine)
  • Fish & Richardson named Top "Tier 1" National Rankings in Patent Prosecution, Patent Litigation, Litigation, Life Sciences, and International Trade Commission (January 2011 – 2012 Managing Intellectual Property) [15]
  • Fish & Richardson named International Trade Group of the Year (January 2011 Law360) [16]
  • Fish & Richardson named Top 30 Game Law Firm (January 2011 Interactive Age) [17]
  • Fish & Richardson named Top Patent Prosecution Firm (February 2010, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine)[18]
  • Fish & Richardson named IP Firm of the Year (January 2010, Law 360)[19]
  • Fish & Richardson Named Finalist – Litigation Department of the Year(January 2010, The American Lawyer)[20]

Notable alumni[edit]

Offices[edit]

Focus Areas[edit]

Practice Areas: Copyright, Litigation, Patent, Regulatory, Trademark

Industry Sectors: Academic Research and Medical Centers, Aerospace/Defense, Biotech/Pharma, Chemicals, Cleantech, Consumer Products, Electrical/Computer Technology, Energy, Financial/Business Services, Internet, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Nanotechnology, New Media and Entertainment, Start-up/Emerging Growth, Telecommunications, Transportation

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of largest U.S. law firms by number of lawyers
  2. ^ "IP Attorneys Dominate At Fish & Richardson". 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-19. "...Fish & Richardson dedicates 96 percent of its attorneys to IP work and stands far above runner-up Howrey LLP, which devotes...'" 
  3. ^ "Who Protects Innovation in America 2009: The Guardians". 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-17. "...With eight and six mentions, respectively, two of the top litigation firms—Fish & Richardson and IP Litigation Department of the Year winner Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges (see "What Rhymes with Win?" page 26) had four clients between the tech and telecom sectors. ...'" 
  4. ^ "The 2011 Patent Litigation Survey". November 29, 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-20. "...For instance, Fish & Richardson, which took top honors for the eighth year in a row, handled 128 cases in 2010, compared to 99 last year—a 29 percent increase....'" 
  5. ^ "Winners & Finalists". 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-19. "...Finalists - Fish & Richardson....'" 
  6. ^ "Managing Intellectual Property World IP Survey". 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  7. ^ Corporate Counsel (November 2013). "The 2013 Patent Litigation Survey". 
  8. ^ a b US News - Best Lawyers (2011). "Best Law Firms". 
  9. ^ Corporate Counsel (2011). "Corporate Counsel". 
  10. ^ Vault (2011). "Law Firm Rankings - 2012 Vault Law 100". 
  11. ^ Chambers and Partners (2011). "The World's Leading Lawyers". 
  12. ^ The Legal 500 (2011). " "Patent prosecution: utility and design patents". 
  13. ^ Law.com (2011). "Diversity Scorecard 2011". 
  14. ^ World Trademark Review (2011). "WTR 1000". 
  15. ^ Managing Intellectual Property (27 January 2011). "Patent Survey: Americas". 
  16. ^ Law360 (31 January 2011). "International Trade Group of the Year: Fish & Richardson". 
  17. ^ Morning Star (26 January 2011). "Fish & Richardson Named "Top 30 Game Law Firm" by Interactive Age". 
  18. ^ Managing Intellectual Property. "Survey 2010: 2010 World IP Survey Rankings". Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  19. ^ "IP Firms of The Year". Law 360. 1 January 2010. 
  20. ^ "Winners and Finalists". All the results in our fifth biennial Litigation Department of the Year competition. 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-28. "... Finalists Fish & Richardson, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Winston & Strawn...'" 
  21. ^ Staff report (November 7, 1930). Frederick P. Fish, Noted Lawyer, Dies; Was President of American Telephone and Telegraph Co. for Many Years. An Overseer of Harvard. Also a Leading Member of Massachusetts "Tech's" Board and a Bank Director. New York Times

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