Fish & Richardson announced today that both its Patent Prosecution and
Patent Litigation practices received a top Tier 1 national ranking from The
Legal 500 guide to the most preeminent U.S. law firms. Fish also
received top national rankings for its Patent Litigation/International
Trade Commission (ITC) and Trademark and Copyright practices.
Additionally, Fish won Legal 500's inaugural 2014 IP Boutique Law
Firm Award for its overall outstanding work in IP law.
According to The Legal 500, Fish's Tier 1 Patent Prosecution
practice "has a strong reputation for high-profile patent prosecution,
for clients ranging from start-up entities to Fortune 500 companies, and
is active across sectors including information technology,
pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and media." In particular, The Legal
500 recommended Richard Anderson, Jeffrey Barclay, Dr. Christopher
Bowley, Charles Hieken, and Paul Pysher.
Fish's Tier 1 Patent Litigation practice, chaired by "experienced trial
lawyer" Ann Cathcart Chaplin is noted for providing "a very deep bench
and superior quality of service on high-stakes Hatch-Waxman litigation." The
Legal 500 also singled out "leading" litigators Juanita
Brooks, Michael McKeon, and Jonathan Singer.
In addition to noting Fish's "longstanding track record of handling ITC
patent litigation matters," Legal 500 highlighted principals
Ruffin Cordell and Michael McKeon, two of only nine attorneys in the
country named to the elite "Leading ITC Lawyers" list.
For Fish's Trademark and Copyright practice, Legal 500 noted that
its "team for contentious trademark matters has extensive experience in
federal and state court as well as Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
proceedings, with lead litigators Mark Puzella and David Hosp having
acted for a number of media, technology, apparel, and consumer goods
sector clients." Fish "leverages its bench of experienced trial lawyers
and IP expertise to handle copyright registration, transactional and
advisory work." Kristen McCallion, co-chair of the Copyright Group, and
Lisa Martens were also commended.
Inclusion in The Legal 500 is based solely on merit and
the series is widely regarded as offering the definitive judgment of law
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.
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