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Fish & Richardson Named “IP Litigation Department of the Year” Finalist by The American Lawyer

January 5, 2016

Press Releases

Fish & Richardson Named “IP Litigation Department of the Year” Finalist by The American Lawyer

January 5, 2016

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Fish & Richardson announced today that it has been named “IP Litigation Department of the Year” finalist by The American Lawyer.  The American Lawyer singled Fish out for this prestigious award because “Fish & Richardson is omnipresent in the IP world – and it wins.”  The American Lawyer award winners were published on January 1, 2016.

According to The American Lawyer, “When it comes to the numbers, Fish & Richardson can’t be beat.  In 2014…the firm handled 245 new intellectual property suits…more than any other Am Law 200 firm.  The firm also handled more cases at the International Trade Commission and was one of the most active firms in post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).  But Fish’s success is not just about numbers; it also wins.”

The American Lawyer highlighted some of Fish’s many significant wins over the past two years.  “Victories include two high-stakes Federal Circuit patent cases for Apple Inc. and LG Electronics in which more than $172 million in damages was at risk in a battle with an Alcatel-Lucent SA subsidiary.  Fish also won two big Hatch-Waxman patent cases for Allergan Inc., blocking four competitors from selling a generic version of a glaucoma drug that has $200 million in annual sales.”

The magazine also lauded Fish’s impressive work in precedent setting cases and for developing novel legal theories to help clients win.  “Fish helped establish precedent in an administrative law decision at the PTO when it convinced the Federal Circuit that it has no jurisdiction to review the denial of an inter partes review proceeding.  At the International Trade Commission (ITC), Fish successfully led a joint defense fighting a company that was seeking to exclude Fish client LG Electronics Inc. and 23 other companies from importing products that contained technology that it said infringed its patent.  Even though the patent had already survived challenges, Fish convinced the ITC that none of the companies were guilty of infringement.”

“It is an honor to be recognized by The American Lawyer for the third time for this highly competitive and coveted award,” said Kurt Glitzenstein, Practice Group Leader of Fish’s Litigation Group.  “Over the past two years, we handled disputes with over $10 billion in controversy.  Our clients trust Fish with their highest stakes, biggest dollar litigation because no other firm comes close to Fish in winning the most technically complex and challenging mission-critical cases.  We dominate the IP litigation landscape because we have the deepest and most experienced IP trial bench in the world, and understand our clients’ industries and technologies.”

The American Lawyer’s IP Litigation Department of the Year contest is conducted every two years.  The 2016 contest covers IP litigation matters between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2015.  Fish’s Litigation Group, which includes over 250 lawyers in 12 offices, was also named a finalist in The American Lawyer’s 2014 and 2010 IP Litigation Department of the Year contests.

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