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Press Release Recognition News

Fish & Richardson Named 2020 Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year and ITC Firm of the Year in U.S. by Managing Intellectual Property

April 3, 2020

Press Release Recognition News

Fish & Richardson Named 2020 Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year and ITC Firm of the Year in U.S. by Managing Intellectual Property

April 3, 2020

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Named regional Patent Contentious Firm of the Year in the West

Fish & Richardson has been named the 2020 U.S. Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year and International Trade Commission (ITC) Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine. The firm was also named the regional Patent Contentious (West) Firm of the Year. Fish earned the awards for having a remarkable year across every venue – garnering more high-profile IP wins in district court, at the ITC, at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) than any other firm.

Fish’s award-winning post-grant practice has been the most active at the PTAB for the past four consecutive years, including in 2019 when the firm represented petitioners and patent owners in 122 proceedings. Since the inception of post-grant proceedings in 2012, Fish has appeared in 1,146 proceedings, far exceeding its closest competitor at the PTAB.

The firm’s world-class ITC team represented clients in 27% of the ITC patent investigations that closed in 2019, and has been involved in more than 135 ITC investigations since 2000. Fish secured five ITC victories in 2019 for clients, including obtaining a rare general exclusion order for Bose Corporation against 14 counterfeiters preventing them from importing approximately $30 million of copycat products into the U.S.

In district court and at the Federal Circuit, Fish won two jury trials and a precedential appellate decision in 2019 for long-time client Power Integrations, Inc. (Nasdaq: POWI), which led to a $175 million cash settlement for Power Integrations in its 15-year patent litigation battle with Fairchild Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), and the ending of all litigation.