Fish & Richardson today announced that Michael E. Florey, a principal at
the firm, has been named a "2013 Attorney of the Year" by Minnesota
Lawyer. The "Attorneys of the Year" recipients are selected
based on leadership in the profession and involvement in major cases.
Florey will receive his Minnesota Lawyer award on February 20,
In 2013, Florey won a major, precedent-setting, 10-year-long case for
client Fresenius USA (Fresenius USA, Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care
Holdings, Inc. v. Baxter International, Inc. and Baxter Healthcare
Corporation), which reversed a combined damages and ongoing royalty
award that would have reached $150 million had it stood. The case
demonstrated the importance of using all available avenues - including
jury trial, appal to the Federal Circuit, and post-grant review in the
USPTO - when a defendant is facing potentially large patent infringement
claims, and set an important precedent for IP law that will change
dramatically the strategies companies use in future patent disputes.
Florey is actively involved in a variety of programs for law students
and attorneys of color. Florey has served as a member representative for
Twin Cities Diversity in Practice for the past five years. The mission
of this organization is to attract, recruit, advance, and retain
attorneys of color in the Twin Cities legal community.
Florey received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of
Illinois College of Law in 1988 and his B.A., cum laude, from
Carleton College in 1985.
Fish & Richardson is a global patent, intellectual property (IP)
litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400
attorneys and technology specialists across the U.S. and Europe. Fish
has been named the #1 patent litigation firm in the U.S. for 10
consecutive years. Fish has been winning cases worth billions in
controversy - often by making new law - for the most innovative clients
and influential industry leaders since 1878. For more information, visit www.fr.com.
[ Back To NFVZone's Homepage ]