SOURCE: Fish & Richardson

April 05, 2011 09:26 ET

Fish & Richardson Represents 21 Companies on Fortune Magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" List

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - Fish & Richardson today announced that it represents 21 of the 50 companies named to Fortune magazine's annual list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." Google, Microsoft, 3M, and Samsung Electronics are among the 21 Fish clients who made the prestigious list.

The "Most Admired" list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations, and is based on a survey of 4,100 executives, directors, and securities analysts. Results were published in the March 21, 2011 issue of Fortune magazine.

To compile the rankings, Fortune started with approximately 1,400 companies including the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, non-U.S. companies with revenue of $10 billion or more, and the top foreign companies operating in the U.S. Executives, directors, and analysts then rated companies in their own industry on nine criteria including: innovation, people management, use of assets, social responsibility, management quality, financial soundness, long-term investment, product quality, and global competitiveness. Survey participants were also asked to select the 10 companies they admired most in any industry category. The top 50 "World's Most Admired Companies" were culled from this data.

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 http://www.fr.com.

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