Fish & Richardson Named To "Intellectual Property Hot List" By The National Law Journal

Boston, MA, May 14, 2012 – Fish & Richardson has been named to the National Law Journal’s first ever “Intellectual Property Hot List” as one of 20 firms that “excel in providing patent, copyright and trademark legal services” and “have demonstrated creative strategies for litigation, patent prosecution, licensing and other transactional work.”

“We are honored to have our firm named as one of the best in the country,” said Peter Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson.  “This NLJ recognition confirms what our clients already know – Fish is a powerhouse when it comes to intellectual property.”

The NLJ noted that each firm on the list has “shown itself to be an innovator in applying legal principles to fast-changing technology” and that “Fish & Richardson was all over the map last year, with appearances in 222 new patent cases in federal courts across the United States, plus a major U.S. Supreme Court win and successful litigation at the International Trade Commission.”    According to Michael McKeon, a principal in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Fish’s “deep experience in all the key intellectual property courts helps the firm win multi-case and even multi-country court fights.”

NLJ went on to note that Fish “also scored two key victories in cases involving the Hatch-Waxman Act, the federal law governing the procedure for bringing generic drugs to market.”  According to San Diego Fish principal Juanita Brooks, the lead counsel on the cases, the proliferation of generic drugs means, “there's a lot at stake, especially for the innovators.”

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 seven straight years, a premier IP firm for America’s biggest companies, and an elite top tier law practice.  For more information, visit www.fr.com <http://www.fr.com> or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.

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