Fish & Richardson

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Fish & Richardson
No. of offices 12
No. of attorneys 400+
Major practice areas IP Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Patent, Post-Grant, Trademark, Copyright, Regulatory
Key people Peter Devlin (President)
Date founded 1878
Company type Professional Corporation

Fish & Richardson P.C. is a global patent, intellectual property litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists across the U.S. and Europe. Fish is one of the most sought-after firms for both patent prosecution and patent litigation services among Fortune 100 companies.[1] Fish has been named the #1 patent litigation firm in the U.S. for 11 consecutive years.[2] In January 2014, Fish was a finalist for American Lawyer’s “Top IP Litigation Department of the Year”.[3] Fish’s intellectual property practice received a top “Tier 1” U.S. ranking by Managing Intellectual Property magazine from 2011-2014.[4] 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.


  • Fish & Richardson named #1 Patent Litigation Firm (Corporate Counsel, 2004–2014)[5]
  • Fish & Richardson named Patent Law Firm of the Year (2012-2015 US News Media Group and Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms survey)[6]
  • Fish & Richardson recipient of "Tier 1" rankings in Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Technology Law, and Trademark Law (2012-2015 US News Media Group and Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms survey)[6]
  • Fish & Richardson named to Top IP Law Firm representing America's largest Corporations (2012-2013 Corporate Counsel)[7]
  • 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)[8]
  • Fish & Richardson receives Top 2013 "Band 1" rankings in intellectual property and international trade (2011-2013 Chambers USA) [9]
  • Fish & Richardson receives top Tier 1 national ranking in patent litigation - Patent Prosecution (2011-2013 The Legal 500) [10]
  • Fish & Richardson ranked 33rd on AmLaw Diversity Scorecard (2014 AmLaw) [11]
  • Fish & Richardson named a Top Trademark Law Firm (2011-2014 World Trademark Review) [12]
  • Fish & Richardson Ranked as a Top 100 Law Firm for Diversity (2012 MultiCultural Law Magazine)[13]
  • Fish & Richardson recipient of Top "Tier 1" IP Rankings in every national US category (January 2011 – 2014 Managing Intellectual Property) [14]
  • Fish & Richardson named International Trade Group of the Year (January 2011 Law360) [15]
  • Fish & Richardson named Top 30 Game Law Firm (January 2011 Interactive Age) [16]
  • Fish & Richardson Named Finalist – Litigation Department of the Year(January 2014, The American Lawyer)[17]

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Focus Areas[edit]

Practice Areas: Litigation, IP Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Patent, Post-Grant, Licensing, Trademark, Copyright, Regulatory

Industry Sectors: Academic Research and Medical Centers, Aerospace/Defense, Chemicals, Cleantech, Consumer Products, Digital Health, Digital Media and E-Commerce, Electrical/Computer Technology, Energy/Petro-Chemical, Financial/Business Services, Internet, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Nanotechnology, Telecommunications, Transportation


  1. ^ "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. ...' 
  2. ^ "2014 Patent Litigation Survey". October 11, 2014. Retrieved 2015-02-19. ...As it has for the past 11 years, the IP firm Fish & Richardson topped Corporate Counsel's survey, handling almost 200 cases—more than any other firm...' 
  3. ^ "Litigation Department of the Year" (PDF). 2014. Retrieved 2015-02-19. ...They aren’t just ubiquitous—Fish handled 20 percent of all U.S. patent cases tried to verdict in 2012—they’re successful too. ....' 
  4. ^ "Managing Intellectual Property World IP Survey" (PDF). 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  5. ^ Corporate Counsel (October 2014). "The 2014 Patent Litigation Survey". 
  6. ^ a b US News - Best Lawyers (2015). ""Law Firm of the Year" Awards". 
  7. ^ Corporate Counsel (2011). "Corporate Counsel". 
  8. ^ Vault (2011). "Law Firm Rankings - 2012 Vault Law 100". 
  9. ^ Chambers and Partners (2011). "The World's Leading Lawyers". 
  10. ^ The Legal 500 (2013). " ""Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP and Fish & Richardson P.C. continue to lead the ranking..."". 
  11. ^ (2014). "Diversity Scorecard: How the Firms Rate". 
  12. ^ World Trademark Review (2014). "WTR 1000". 
  13. ^ MultiCultural Law Magazine (2012). "WTR 1000". 
  14. ^ Managing Intellectual Property (February 2014). "Managing Intellectual Property 2014 Survey" (PDF). 
  15. ^ Law360 (31 January 2011). "International Trade Group of the Year: Fish & Richardson". 
  16. ^ Morning Star (26 January 2011). "Fish & Richardson Named "Top 30 Game Law Firm" by Interactive Age". 
  17. ^ "Litigation Department of the Year" (PDF). 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-10. ...They aren’t just ubiquitous—Fish handled 20 percent of all U.S. patent cases tried to verdict...' 
  18. ^ 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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