Fish Principals Named to IAM's 2021 Strategy 300 List

IAM recently named four Fish & Richardson principals to the 2021 edition of "Strategy 300: The World's Leading IP Strategists." This exclusive list honors legal professionals across all industries who have earned a reputation for developing strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios.

To develop the list, IAM's research team spoke to a wide range of senior corporate IP managers in North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as third-party IP service providers, to identify top IP practitioners. Only individuals nominated by multiple parties can be listed in the IAM Strategy 300.

2021 IAM Strategy 300

John Dragseth

John Dragseth is a senior principal in Fish's Twin Cities office. His practice centers on complex legal analysis and writing - in federal appeals, patent prosecution, reexamination, pre-suit and due diligence investigations, and patent opinions. Dragseth's talents have been previously recognized by numerous organizations, including Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Managing Intellectual Property, and The National Law Journal.

Christine Goddard

Principal Christine Goddard, Ph.D., focuses her practice on life sciences patent procurement, strategic portfolio management, and general patent counseling, particularly in the area of pharmaceuticals. She is sought out for her extensive experience in medicinal chemistry by both small and large pharmaceutical companies seeking to develop strong patent positions with respect to existing and future drug products. Goddard earned her Ph.D. in bio-inorganic chemistry from Harvard University.

Ryan McCarthy

Ryan McCarthy is the managing principal and chief representative of the representative office of Fish & Richardson in Shenzhen, China (SZRO). Moving to Shenzhen from Austin, Texas, Mr. McCarthy established the SZRO in 2018, with its official opening on 1 January 2019. Now in China and having lived and worked in Munich prosecuting patents before the German and European patent offices, Mr. McCarthy has developed an international perspective on IP issues and the challenges that clients face across the globe.

Eric Schulman

Eric Schulman is a principal in the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice is primarily focused on patent strategy and analysis, the development and management of patent portfolios, IP due diligence, and patent licensing. Schulman is the creator/founder (and an advisory board member) of the LOT Network, an industry-led and independently run non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of lawsuits and licensing requests its members receive from patent assertion entities. He has previously been recognized as an "Intellectual Property Trailblazer" by The National Law Journal and as a "California Trailblazer" by The Recorder.