SOURCE: Fish & Richardson

November 02, 2011 10:58 ET

Fish & Richardson Sweeps National Tier 1 IP Rankings in U.S. News & World Report's 2011-2012 "Best Law Firms" and Named "Patent Law Firm of the Year"

Firm Receives Highest National Rankings in Five Categories: Patent Law, Technology Law, Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Patent Litigation

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - Fish & Richardson has been chosen as an elite "National Tier 1" law firm for Patent Law, Technology Law, Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Patent Litigation by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in their 2011-2012 ranking of "Best Law Firms." In addition, Fish was named "Patent Law Firm of the Year."

All national first-tier firms, including Fish & Richardson, will be featured in the November 15, 2011 issue of U.S. News & World Report. The rankings are based on the opinions of Fortune 1000 companies and thousands of leading lawyers. Fish's high ranking in this publication signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. Fish's offices in Boston, Dallas, Delaware, Minneapolis, New York, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. also received top "Tier 1" rankings.

"We are honored to sweep the top Tier 1 rankings across the entire spectrum of intellectual property law," said Peter J. Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. "We work hard to provide our clients with the absolute best quality legal work and superior service. It is gratifying to see those efforts recognized in this survey."

Last month, Fish was named the #1 intellectual property litigation law firm for America's largest corporations in Corporate Counsel's 10th annual "Who Represents America's Biggest Companies?" survey. Fish was listed as outside IP litigation counsel by 13 Fortune 100 companies including 3M Company; Google, Inc.; Bank of America Corporation; Samsung Electronics America, Inc.; Target Corporation, and Allergan, Inc.

Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic counseling and litigation services to innovative clients who seek to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property (IP). With more than 375 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and business litigation, Fish is known for its superior technical expertise. Fish has been named top patent litigation firm in the country for seven straight years, a premier IP firm for America's biggest companies, and an elite top tier law practice. For more information, visit www.fr.com or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.

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