SOURCE: Fish & Richardson

March 25, 2010 11:28 ET

Fish & Richardson Ranked Among Elite Top 10 Patent Firms by Intellectual Property Today Magazine

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2010) -  Fish & Richardson has ranked among the elite Top 10 patent firms in Intellectual Property Today magazine's list of the "2010 Top Patent Firms." The annual survey, which included 356 law firms and individuals, ranked firms based on the number of patents obtained in 2009. Fish was responsible for 1,584 utility patents and 95 design patents for a total of 1,679 patents issued in 2009, which represents a 3.2 percent increase from 2008.

With more than 200 attorneys registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and more than 80 attorneys with Ph.D.'s, patent work is one of Fish's core practice areas. 

"We are pleased to be named as one of the top patent firms in IP Today's rankings," said Richard Anderson, Patent Practice Group Leader of Fish & Richardson. "Our patent practice is well respected, and companies know that no matter how complex the technology, they can count on Fish to provide the highest quality patent prosecution and counseling in the industry."

Intellectual Property Today, published monthly since 1994, focuses on legal issues in patent, trademark, and copyright law. The "Top Patent Firms" survey was conducted from January 1, 2010 to February 16, 2010. 

Fish & Richardson is a leading global law firm with 400 attorneys and technology specialists practicing intellectual property strategy and counseling, intellectual property litigation, and business litigation. Fish does cutting-edge legal work for innovative clients who value their intellectual property. The firm was recently named top patent prosecution firm (Managing Intellectual Property, February 2010) and named a finalist for top IP litigation department of the year (American Lawyer, January 2010). Fish handles more patent litigation than any other law firm (IP Law & Business, September 2009), is the number one IP firm for America's biggest companies (Corporate Counsel, September 2009), and was named the number one firm in the world for PCT filings (Managing Intellectual Property, October 2009). The firm also handled two of the top ten most important IP cases of 2009 (Managing Intellectual Property, January 2010). For more information, visit

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