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Fish Receives Top 2012 “Band 1” Rankings from Chambers USA in Intellectual Property and International Trade
June 7, 2012

Boston, MA, June 7, 2012 – Fish & Richardson has received top “Band 1” national rankings for its Intellectual Property (IP) practice and its International Trade Commission (ITC) patent litigation practice in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  Fish also received top rankings for its regional IP practices in California, Delaware, D.C., Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas.


Fifteen Fish attorneys – Ruffin Cordell, Roger Feldman, Michael Florey, David Francescani, David Healey, Robert Hillman, Thad Kodish, Katherine Kelly Lutton, William Marsden, Jr., Michael McKeon, Thomas Melsheimer, Frank Porcelli, Frank Scherkenbach, and Jonathan Singer – were also 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 prosecution for clients ranging from some of the world's largest corporations to individual inventors.  Fish’s ITC practice serves as lead national counsel on more ITC patent litigation than any other law firm, bringing a multidisciplinary approach that draws on its expertise in patent law, litigation, and licensing of intellectual property rights.


Chambers and Partners has published annual legal directories for 22 years.  Widely considered to be the most reputable directory in the world, inclusion in Chambers is based solely on its research teams’ findings.  Ranking criteria includes technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and commitment.  Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best.