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About Fish & Richardson

Fish has been winning cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the most innovative clients and influential industry leaders since 1878.

Life at Fish


Our mission at Fish is to promote a creative, respectful, and inclusive culture that values the diversity of people, and allows ingenuity to thrive.

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Green Initiatives

The demand for clean technology and a robust green initiative is apparent across the globe. Fish has taken this to heart both in our offices and in our services.

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Fish is institutionally committed to making pro bono work an integral part of our culture. Our diverse pro bono practice strengthens our bond to the communities in which we live and work.

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Fishing for a new career? Whether you are a law student, practicing attorney, engineer, or scientist, we can help you navigate the waters to find the right fit.

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Our Global Reach

Discover our global impact.

As one of the world’s premier intellectual property and litigation firms, Fish works with clients to protect and enforce intellectual property rights globally, providing portfolio strategy and representation in multinational litigation. Our office in Munich, Germany—home to the European and German patent offices and the German Federal Patent Court—serves clients’ needs throughout Europe. From this office we are able to deliver significant cost savings through the efficiency of inter-office collaboration on US/EU matters. Our extensive network of relationships with counsel around the world ensures we are ready to provide comprehensive IP services in virtually any jurisdiction.

Fish Awards

Patent Litigation "Law Firm of the Year"
U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, 2015
#1 PTAB Law Firm in the U.S.
Managing Intellectual Property, 2014
Named the #1 Patent Litigation Firm
Corporate Counsel, 2004-2014
"Tier 1" rankings in Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Technology Law, and Trademark Law
U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Survey 2012-2015
Named "IP Litigation Powerhouse"
BTI Survey of In-House Counsel, 2014
Named To "Appellate Hot List"
The National Law Journal, 2014
Received "Best Place to Work" Designation
Human Rights Campaign, 2014
Named To "Intellectual Property Hot List"
The National Law Journal, 2014
Named #1 Powerhouse Firm for Complex Patent Work
BTI Intellectual Property Outlook Report, 2014
Top 15 Percent for Diversity
ALM, Diversity Scorecard, 2014
#1 Busiest Patent Litigation Firm
Law360, 2014
IP Litigation Department of the Year Finalist
The American Lawyer, 2014
IP Litigation "Law Firm of the Year"
U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, 2014
Top Trademark Law Firm
World Trademark Review, 2011-2014
IP Group of the Year
Law360, 2013
Practice Group of the Year: Life Sciences
Law360, 2013
Best Law Firm for Diversity: Diversity for Minorities Top 25 List
Vault, 2013
Go-To Intellectual Property Law Firm for Top Fortune 500 Companies
Corporate Counsel, 2012-2013
Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation Practices Received Top National Rankings
IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2013
Ranked #33 out of 223 AmLaw and NLJ firms
American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard, 2014
Top "Tier 1" National Rankings in Patent Litigation and Patent Prosecution
The Legal 500, 2013
Recipient of Top "Tier 1" IP Rankings in Every National US Category
Managing Intellectual Property, 2011-2014
Top 100 Law Firm for Diversity
MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2012
Recipient of Top 2013 "Band 1" Rankings in Intellectual Property and International Trade
Chambers USA, 2011-2013
#1 Overall Litigation Firm and #1 IP Litigation Firm
Corporate Counsel's "Who Represents America's Biggest Companies," 2011-2012
Named International Trade Group of the Year
Law360, 2011
Named #1 summer associate program, ranked as the #10 "Best Law Firm to Work For," and ranked #1 IP and IP Litigation Firm
Vault, 2011

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