SOURCE: Fish & Richardson

October 25, 2010 11:27 ET

Fish & Richardson Ranked Number One Patent Litigation Firm for Seventh Straight Year by Corporate Counsel

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 25, 2010) -  Fish & Richardson has been ranked the number one patent litigation firm in the country for the seventh straight year by Corporate Counsel magazine. The annual survey, which was published on October 22, 2010, determines which law firm handles the most patent litigation. Fish was involved in a total of 99 new patent litigation cases in 2009, a whopping 27 more cases than the firm's nearest competitor. 

While the survey showed that the overall number of new patent infringement cases brought in 2009 was down by 6 percent, Fish & Richardson had a 29 percent increase in the number of cases it handled over the previous year.

"It is an honor to be number one for a seventh straight year," said Peter J. Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. "Fish is the most sought-after patent litigation firm because we are the absolute best at what we do."

In addition to handling 99 new patent litigation cases in 2009, Fish also filed 1,679 new patent applications. On the trademark side, Fish & Richardson filed 399 new trademark applications in 2009. Fish & Richardson represents clients in all fields of technology, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, clean technology, semiconductors, software, telecommunications, and electronics.

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. The firm was recently named top patent prosecution firm (Managing Intellectual Property, February 2010), was honored as an IP Firm of the Year (Law360, January 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 (Corporate Counsel, October 2010), is the number one IP firm for America's biggest companies (Corporate Counsel, September 2009), 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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