SOURCE: Fish & Richardson

July 05, 2011 12:16 ET

Fish & Richardson Receives Top 2011 "Band 1" Rankings From Chambers USA in Intellectual Property and International Trade

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2011) - Fish & Richardson received top "Band 1" national rankings for its Intellectual Property (IP) practice and its International Trade Commission (ITC) patent litigation practice in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Fish also received top rankings for its regional IP practices in California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas.

In addition, 21 Fish attorneys -- Ruffin Cordell, Timothy Devlin, Roger D. Feldman, Michael Florey, David Francescani, David J. Healey, Gilbert Hennessey, Robert Hillman, M. Brett Johnson, Thad C. Kodish, Katherine Kelly Lutton, William Marsden, Jr., Michael J. McKeon, Thomas Melsheimer, Frank P. Porcelli, Cathy L. Reese, Frank E. Scherkenbach, Nagendra (Nick) Setty, Jonathan E. Singer, Garland T. Stephens, and Jeffrey R. Whieldon -- were selected for inclusion in the directory as leaders in their practice areas.

An elite top ranking means that Fish and its attorneys stood out -- from in-depth interviews with thousands of lawyers and clients across the country -- for the strength of their practice, expertise, and reputation in the market.

Fish's global Intellectual Property practice provides strategic counseling, litigation, and patent prosecution for clients ranging from some of the world's largest corporations to individual inventors and innovators. Fish is also one of the top firms practicing before the ITC and is currently handling 25 percent of all active patent cases there. Fish brings a multidisciplinary approach to ITC proceedings, drawing on its expertise in patent law, litigation, and licensing of intellectual property rights.

Chambers and Partners is a global research organization that has published annual lawyer and law firm directories for 21 years. Widely considered to be the most reputable directories in the world, inclusion in Chambers is based solely on the findings of its research teams, who conduct extensive interviews with thousands of lawyers and clients. Criteria for the rankings include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by legal clients. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best.

Fish & Richardson is a leading global law firm with more than 375 attorneys and technology specialists practicing intellectual property strategy and counseling, intellectual property litigation, and business litigation. For over 130 years, Fish has provided cutting-edge legal work for innovative clients who value their intellectual property. 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), an elite Tier 1 IP litigation, patent prosecution, ITC, and Life Sciences firm (Managing Intellectual Property, February 2011) and a top trademark law firm by World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 (2011). For more information, visit

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