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Press Release

Fish & Richardson Named to NLJ’s “2016 Intellectual Property Hot List” for Fifth Straight Year

June 8, 2016

Press Release

Fish & Richardson Named to NLJ’s “2016 Intellectual Property Hot List” for Fifth Straight Year

June 8, 2016

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Fish & Richardson has been named to The National Law Journal’s (NLJ) “2016 Intellectual Property Hot List” as one of the firms “that set the bar in intellectual property (IP) law in 2015, scoring big wins for clients.”  This is the fifth year that Fish has been named to the NLJ “IP Hot List,” which the publication started in 2012.

The NLJ reported that, “Fish & Richardson’s IP practice had a record-setting year in 2015, filing more than 300 patent cases in court and 103 petitions before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board – more than any other law firm.”  In its profile of Fish, the NLJ noted that, “One of its court cases, Halo Electronics v. Pulse Electronics, caught the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court, where a decision is pending that could make headlines about damages in patent infringement cases.”

According to the NLJ, “Last year, the firm garnered several high-stakes wins for clients – including five at trial, two of which had more than $1 billion at risk for client Allergan Inc.”

Fish has also “moved aggressively into the growing post-grant space at the patent board, winning cases for Google Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. in 2015.”

The NLJ highlighted Fish principal Ahmed Davis who, with Ruffin Cordell, Linda Liu Kordziel, and John Goetz, “won a $28.9 million jury verdict in federal court in Baltimore for Paice LLC from Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. for infringing five hybrid technology patents.” “The firm has also represented the likes of Microsoft, Adobe, and Citrix at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit” in Williamson v. Citrix Online where Kurt Glitzenstein, practice group leader of Fish’s Litigation Group, along with Frank Scherkenbach, Indranil Mukerji, and Jonathan Lamberson “convinced the Federal Circuit to consider the case en banc, resulting in a decision that will impact software and other ‘functional’ patents.”

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