Fish & Richardson Receives Top "Gold" Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Litigation Practice; National Rankings in the Plaintiff Firm and Prosecution Firm Categories

Fish & Richardson has received the elite "Gold Band" national ranking in the Litigation category in the 2020 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals. Fish also received national rankings in the Plaintiff firm and Prosecution firm categories.

Fish's offices in California, Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Texas, and Washington, D.C. also received top rankings in the Prosecution and Litigation categories.

IAM noted that "Fish is among the very best when it comes to US patent litigation. It has a deep bench of experienced attorneys to draw on and is excellent at bringing on new talent." "Consistently excellent" is the verdict on Fish, a national - and global - IP heavyweight which "belongs at the top of any list concerning patent practice".

Ten Fish attorneys were singled out nationally as leading attorneys in their field: Ruffin Cordell, Michael McKeon and Joseph Colaianni in the International Trade Commission category; Michael Hawkins, David Holt, Karl Renner, Timothy Riffe, and Dorothy Whelan in the Post-Grant Proceedings category; and John Dragseth and Frank Scherkenbach in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit category.

Sixty-three Fish attorneys were selected as "leading patent professionals" in their regions, including:

  • John Adkisson (MN)
  • Jeremy Anderson (DE)
  • Gwilym Attwell (DE)
  • James Babineau (TX)
  • Jeffrey Barclay (MA)
  • David Barkan (CA)
  • Samuel Borodach (NY)
  • Jack Brennan, Ph.D. (NY)
  • Juanita Brooks (CA)
  • Christian Chu (DC)
  • Joseph Colaianni (DC)
  • Ruffin Cordell (DC)
  • Ahmed Davis (DC)
  • Lauren Degnan (DC)
  • John Dragseth (MN)
  • J. Peter Fasse (MA)
  • Patrick Finn, Ph.D. (MN)
  • Elizabeth Flanagan (MN)
  • Janis Fraser, Ph.D. (MA)
  • Kurt Glitzenstein (MA)
  • Kevin Gray (TX)
  • Christopher Green (GA)
  • Joshua Griswold (TX)
  • Michael Hamlin (MA)
  • John Hayden (DC)
  • Michael Hawkins (MN)
  • Michael Headley (CA)
  • Danielle Joy Healey (TX)
  • Tracy Hitt (GA)
  • David Hoffman (TX)
  • David Holt (DC)
  • Martina Hufnal (DE)
  • Sushil Iyer (TX)
  • David Jordan (DC)
  • Adam Kessel (MA)
  • Thad Kodish (GA)
  • Lawrence Kolodney (MA)
  • Phyllis Kristal (DC)
  • John Lane (TX)
  • Teresa Lavoie, Ph.D. (MN)
  • Douglas McCann (DE)
  • Ryan McCarthy (China: Foreign)
  • Michael McKeon (DC)
  • Anita Meiklejohn, Ph.D. (MA)
  • Susan Morrison (DE)
  • Indranil Mukerji (DC)
  • Proshanto Mukherji (MA)
  • Wes Musselman (TX)
  • Stuart Nelson (MN)
  • Karl Renner (DC)
  • Timothy Riffe (DC)
  • Thomas Rozylowicz (DC)
  • Frank Scherkenbach (MA)
  • Eric Schulman (CA)
  • Chad Shear (CA)
  • Jonathan Singer (CA)
  • Jonathan Solomon (TX)
  • Seth Sproul (CA)
  • Terry Stalford (TX)
  • Hans Troesch (CA)
  • Dorothy Whelan (MN)
  • Tony Zhang (NY)
  • Michael Zoppo (NY)

The IAM Patent 1000 identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe. The guide is compiled after an exhaustive qualitative research project to identify outstanding firms and individuals across multiple jurisdictions. When identifying the leading firms, factors such as depth of knowledge, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically instructed were all taken into account, as well as positive peer and client feedback.