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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

Legal Diversity "Top Performer"
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2016
Named Among Most Feared Firms in Litigation
BTI Litigation Outlook 2017
Named Litigation Powerhouse
Law360, 2016
One of 10 Firms GCs Love for Pharma Work
BTI Power Rankings: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships, 2016
One of 24 Most Loved Law Firms by General Counsel
BTI Power Rankings: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships, 2016
Named a Top Firm for Alternative Fee Arrangements
BTI Consulting Group: State of Alternative Fee Arrangements, 2016
Top Patent Litigation Defense Firm
Lex Machina, Patent Litigation Year in Review, 2016
Named To Appellate Hot List; Marks Fifth Year on List
The National Law Journal, 2014, 2015, 2016
IP Litigation Department of the Year Finalist
The American Lawyer, 2014, 2016
Top Trademark Law Firm
World Trademark Review, 2011-2017
Top Tier 1 Rankings in IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Technology Law, and Trademark Law
U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, 2012-2016
IP Practice Group of the Year
Law360, 2011-2016
Highly Recommended for Patent Prosecution, Patent Strategy and Management, and General Patent Litigation
LMG Life Sciences, 2015
Named the #1 Patent Litigation Firm
Corporate Counsel, 2004-2016
#1 Busiest Patent Litigation Firm
Law360, 2014-2015
Recommended for Hatch-Waxman Patent Litigation (Branded)
LMG Life Sciences, 2015
Recipient of Top Tier 1 IP Rankings in Every National Category
Managing Intellectual Property, 2011-2015
Named To Intellectual Property Hot List
The National Law Journal, 2012-2016
#1 Patent Contentious Law Firm of the Year
Managing Intellectual Property, 2015
#1 PTAB Law Firm for Petitioners in the U.S.
Managing Intellectual Property, 2015, 2016
Top 15 Percent for Diversity
American Lawyer, Diversity Scorecard, 2015
Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation Practices Received Top National Rankings
IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2014-2016
#1 in International Trade Commission Filings
The National Law Journal, 2014
Named IP Litigation Powerhouse
BTI Consulting Group, Survey of In-House Counsel, 2014
Top Tier 1 National Rankings in Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation
The Legal 500, 2015, 2016
Patent Litigation Law Firm of the Year
U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, 2015, 2017
Named a Top Firm for Minority Attorneys
Law360, 2015
Top Band 1 National Rankings for Intellectual Property and ITC Practices
Chambers USA, 2015, 2016
Named Powerhouse Firm for Complex Patent Work
BTI Consulting Group, Intellectual Property Outlook Report, 2014
IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year
U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, 2014, 2016
Received Best Place to Work Designation
Human Rights Campaign, 2014
Received “Case of the Year” Award and “U.S. Specialty IP Firm of the Year” Award
Managing Intellectual Property, 2017

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