Fish & Richardson Named to IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Prosecution and Litigation Practices

Boston, MA, June 14, 2012 – Fish & Richardson today announced that its Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation practices have received top national rankings in the inaugural edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners.  Fish’s regional practices in California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Texas were also named in the guide.

In addition, 20 Fish attorneys – the highest of any U.S. firm – were selected for inclusion as “top patent practitioners.”  The attorneys selected include: Gwilym Attwell, James Babineau, Edmond Bannon, Juanita Brooks, Ruffin Cordell, John Dragseth, Kevin Gray, John Hayden, David Healey, Gregory Madera, William Marsden, Jr., Douglas McCann, Michael McKeon, Thomas Melsheimer, Frank Porcelli, Thomas Reger, Timothy Riffe, Frank Scherkenbach, Jonathan Singer, and Dorothy Whelan.

Compiled by a team of researchers from Intellectual Asset Management magazine, the IAM Patent 1000 is a guide to top patent practitioners as well as leading patent law and attorney firms in 33 of the world’s most important jurisdictions and 16 U.S. states.  Based on interviews with in-house professionals and attorneys in private practice, the IAM Patent 1000 looks at the full range of patent services, from creation through management to dispute resolution.  According to IAM, “this unique guide is destined to become an indispensable source of information for the identification of world-class patent expertise.” 

Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic counseling and litigation services to innovative clients who seek to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property (IP).  With more than 375 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and business litigation, Fish is known for its superior technical expertise.  Fish has been named top patent litigation firm in the country for eight straight years, a premier IP firm for America’s biggest companies, and an elite top tier law practice.  For more information, visit or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.

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