Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Band 1” National Rankings for Intellectual Property and ITC Practices from Chambers USA 2014

Boston, MA, June 11, 2014 – Fish & Richardson has received top “Band 1” national rankings for its Intellectual Property (IP) practice and its International Trade Commission (ITC) patent litigation practice in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Fish also received top rankings for its regional IP practices in California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, and Texas.

Seventeen Fish attorneys – Gwilym Attwell, Juanita Brooks, Ruffin Cordell, Michael Florey, David Francescani, Thomas C. Frongillo, Christopher Green, David Healey, Robert Hillman, Thad Kodish, Katherine Kelly Lutton, William Marsden Jr., Michael McKeon, Thomas Melsheimer, Frank Porcelli, Frank Scherkenbach, and Jonathan Singer – were also selected for inclusion in the directory as leaders in their practice areas. 

An elite “Band 1” ranking means that Fish and its attorneys stood out – from in-depth interviews with thousands of lawyers and clients across the country – for their practice strength, expertise, and reputation in the market.  

Fish’s global Intellectual Property practice provides strategic counseling, litigation, and prosecution for clients ranging from some of the world's largest corporations to individual inventors.  Fish’s International Trade Commission/Section 337 practice has a multidisciplinary approach that draws on its expertise in patent law, litigation, and licensing of intellectual property rights.

Chambers is considered to be the world’s most reputable directory because inclusion is based solely on its research teams’ findings.  Ranking criteria includes technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and commitment.  Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best.  

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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