Fish & Richardson Named #1 Top Patent Litigation Firm for Eleventh Consecutive Year by Corporate Counsel Magazine

Boston, MA, November 10, 2014 – Fish & Richardson  announced today that it has been named the #1 patent litigation firm in the country for the eleventh year in a row by Corporate Counsel magazine. The annual Corporate Counsel survey found that Fish handled a total of 200 patent cases in 2013 – nearly twice as many cases as its nearest competitor.

The Corporate Counsel survey, which was published in the November 2014 issue, ranks law firms according to how many federal district court patent suits they handled in 2013.  Overall, the total number of patent infringement actions filed last year was the highest ever recorded.

“We’re very proud of our 11-year run as the most sought-after patent litigation firm in the country,” said Ann Cathcart Chaplin, Litigation Practice Group Leader at Fish & Richardson.  “Our huge docket of cases gives us a depth and breadth of experience that our competitors simply can’t match.  There are few, if any, technologies we don’t understand, litigation strategies we have not faced, or jurisdictions we haven’t litigated in.  That means we’re both efficient and effective for clients, which is why so many Fortune 500 companies turn to us for their highest stakes IP litigation.  We don’t just win; we win in the smartest, most cost-effective way.” 

Fish’s preeminent Patent Litigation practice includes over 200 lawyers in 12 offices worldwide. The firm has over 80 Ph.D.s on staff and almost 300 of its attorneys have technical/science degrees.  Fish also has more than 70 former law clerks and over 25 former federal circuit clerks on staff.  Litigation teams include top-notch patent prosecutors who have deep understanding of clients’ technologies and patent laws who together with Fish’s elite litigators to develop creative and winning litigation strategies that other firms would never think of.  

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 11 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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