Fish & Richardson Sweeps 2015 Best Law Firms “National Tier 1” IP Rankings; Named “Patent Litigation Law Firm of the Year”

Boston, MA, November 3, 2014 – Fish & Richardson has been ranked as an elite “National Tier 1” law firm in five practice areas – Patent Litigation, Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation, Patent Law, Technology Law, and Trademark Law – in U.S. News & Best Lawyers® 2015 "Best Law Firms" rankings. Fish was also recognized as the “Patent Litigation Law Firm of the Year.”  Only one law firm in each practice area – from among thousands of firms nationally – is selected to receive “Law Firm of the Year” honors, making this a particularly significant achievement.

Fish’s high rankings and designation as “Patent Litigation Law Firm of the Year” indicate a unique combination of quality of law practice and breadth of legal expertise.  The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that involves collecting the opinions of Fortune 1000 companies and thousands of leading lawyers. 

Fish’s offices in Austin, Boston, Dallas, Delaware, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. also received top “Tier 1” rankings. 

“For four straight years, Fish has swept the national top Tier 1 rankings across the entire spectrum of IP law, and won the coveted Law Firm of the Year designation.  We have a proven record of successfully handling high-stakes IP matters for a diverse range of clients, and we are honored to once again be recognized for our strong leadership position,” said Ann Cathcart Chaplin, Litigation Practice Group Leader at Fish & Richardson.

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

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