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Fish & Richardson

June 14, 2016 13:30 ET

Fish & Richardson Named to IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation and Prosecution Practices

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 14, 2016) - Fish & Richardson announced today that its Patent Litigation and Patent Prosecution practices have received top national rankings in the 2016 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners. Fish's offices in California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, and Texas also received top rankings for the firm's Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation practices. IAM noted that, "The mighty Fish & Richardson is highly regarded. It has great practice groups on the prosecution and litigation sides."

IAM reported that Fish "is a formidable competitor" and "obviously one of the top patent litigation firms -- it puts together great trial teams of smart people who play to win. It is aggressive and built for success at trial." The firm also has "a deep well of patent expertise" and is a "prosecution powerhouse." IAM went on to note that, "Fish has cultivated one of the busiest, most successful post-issuance practices in the country. Its dedicated team does a marvelous job capitalizing on the firm's prosecution and litigation skill sets to frame arguments that Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) judges find irresistible. A particularly robust appellate practice also puts it at a distinct advantage over others."

In addition, 34 Fish attorneys were selected for inclusion as "leading patent professionals." The attorneys selected include: Gwilym Attwell, James Babineau, Edmond Bannon, Samuel Borodach, Dr. Jack Brennan, Juanita Brooks, Christian Chu, Joseph Colaianni, Susan Coletti, Ruffin Cordell, John Dragseth, Dr. Janis Fraser, Timothy French, J. Kevin Gray, John Hayden, David Healey, Lawrence Kolodney, Phyllis Kristal, Dr. Stuart Macphail, William Marsden Jr., Douglas McCann, Michael McKeon, Thomas Melsheimer, Frank Porcelli, Thomas Reger II, W. Karl Renner, Timothy Riffe, Stephen Schaefer, Frank Scherkenbach, Jonathan Singer, Terry Stalford, Hans Troesch, Kathi Vidal, and Dorothy Whelan.

The IAM Patent 1000 includes top patent firms and professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The rankings are culled from extensive interviews and are based on depth of expertise, market presence, and the level of work on which attorneys are typically engaged.

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 13 consecutive years and is one of the busiest post-grant firms, representing more petitioners at the PTAB than any other firm. 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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