Fish & Richardson Sweeps National Tier 1 IP Rankings in U.S. News & World Report's 2011-2012 "Best Law Firms" and Named "Patent Law Firm of the Year"

Boston, MA, November 2, 2011 - Fish & Richardson has been chosen as an elite "National Tier 1" law firm for Patent Law, Technology Law, Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Patent Litigation by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in their 2011-2012 ranking of "Best Law Firms." In addition, Fish was named "Patent Law Firm of the Year."

All national first-tier firms, including Fish & Richardson, will be featured in the November 15, 2011 issue of U.S. News & World Report. The rankings are based on the opinions of Fortune 1000 companies and thousands of leading lawyers. Fish's high ranking in this publication signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. Fish's offices in Boston, Dallas, Delaware, Minneapolis, New York, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. also received top "Tier 1" rankings.

"We are honored to sweep the top Tier 1 rankings across the entire spectrum of intellectual property law," said Peter J. Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. "We work hard to provide our clients with the absolute best quality legal work and superior service. It is gratifying to see those efforts recognized in this survey."

Last month, Fish was named the #1 intellectual property litigation law firm for America's largest corporations in Corporate Counsel's 10th annual "Who Represents America's Biggest Companies?" survey. Fish was listed as outside IP litigation counsel by 13 Fortune 100 companies including 3M Company; Google, Inc.; Bank of America Corporation; Samsung Electronics America, Inc.; Target Corporation, and Allergan, Inc.