SOURCE: Fish & Richardson

March 21, 2011 11:54 ET

Fish & Richardson Principal Ahmed J. Davis Named a "Top Minority Business Leader of 2011"

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) - Ahmed J. Davis, a principal at Fish & Richardson, has been selected as one of the 2011 "Top Minority Business Leaders" in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Business Journal. A panel of judges selected 27 outstanding Minority Business Leaders from hundreds of nominations based on professional accomplishments, community leadership, and overall business success. Mr. Davis will be honored at the fourth annual Minority Business Leader Awards program on March 25, 2011 at the Capital Hilton Hotel.

"This is a great honor for Ahmed and we are very proud that he was singled out for this important recognition," said Terry G. Mahn, managing principal of Fish's D.C. office. "This award is a well-deserved acknowledgment of Ahmed's many accomplishments both as a high-powered IP litigator and for his service to the community."

Mr. Davis focuses his practice on complex patent litigation in a vast range of technical areas, including chemistry, biotechnology, medical devices, and mechanical and electrical engineering. With experience in all phases of litigation, Mr. Davis has appeared and argued in the Markman and summary judgment contexts in numerous federal district courts, has tried cases in federal district court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

In addition to his practice, Mr. Davis is the pro bono director and coordinator for the Washington, D.C. office, providing general oversight of all the cases the office handles. He also is a member of the Diversity Hiring Committee, whose goal is to attract top diverse talent to the firm, and he has served as a mentor to summer associates for the past eight years. Outside the office, Mr. Davis serves as a Deacon at the Montgomery Baptist Church in Gaithersburg, MD. 

Mr. Davis received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999. He received his M.S. in chemistry from Emory University in 1996 and his B.S., cum laude, in chemistry from Morehouse College in 1994.

Fish & Richardson is a leading global law firm with more than 350 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. For over 130 years, Fish has been serving great innovators, helping protect countless ideas, nurturing discoveries, and facilitating the entry of new concepts to market. The firm has been ranked the number one patent litigation firm in the country for seven straight years (Corporate Counsel, 2003-2010); a top IP firm for America's biggest companies (Corporate Counsel, September 2010); and an elite Tier 1 IP litigation, patent prosecution, ITC, and Life Sciences firm (Managing Intellectual Property, February 2011). Fish was honored as an IP Firm of the Year (Law360, January 2010), named a finalist for top IP Litigation Department of the Year (American Lawyer, January 2010), and was named the number one firm in the U.S. for PCT filings (Managing Intellectual Property, October 2010). 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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