April 7, 2016
Fish & Richardson Named a Top Patent Filer by Juristat
Fish & Richardson has been ranked among the top 10 firms with the greatest year-over-year increase in the number of patent applications filed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), based on research conducted by Juristat. Fish also stood out for filing more patent applications than any other firm for 10 straight years. In 2013, the most recent year included in the study, Fish filed 2,219 patent applications.
Last month, Fish was also named one of the busiest firms at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), according to a recent Lex Machina report that analyzed all of the America Invents Act (AIA) reviews filed through 2015. Fish represented clients in a total of 380 AIA post-grant review cases, including 234 cases in which it represented the petitioner - the most of any firm - and 146 cases in which it represented the patent owner. Fish was among only three firms that handled over 350 PTAB cases.
"Fish is the leading firm in patent filings, post-grant, and patent litigation, which gives our clients a unique advantage in the marketplace. We are able to think through every facet of the technology being protected, and how it might come under scrutiny at some future point in litigation, to make sure our clients' most valuable intellectual property is safe," said John Hayden, the Patent Practice Group Leader at Fish & Richardson. "Our firm is successful because we bring together experienced patent practitioners and seasoned IP litigators to work together to advance our clients' business objectives and complement their patent litigation strategies."
Fish offers complete patent prosecution and strategic counseling services, including worldwide patent portfolio management, due diligence, freedom-to-operate investigations, licensing, and post-grant proceedings. With nearly 230 patent attorneys and agents, and 86 PhDs across numerous technical areas, Fish works with companies - ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to newly formed startups - across almost every identifiable industry.
Juristat based its research on the number of patent applications filed by IP Today's "Top Patent Firms of 2015" for the years 2004-2015. They then filtered out 2014 and 2015 to lessen the impact of the 18-month publication lag. To prevent skewed results, and to highlight those firms with consistent growth, Juristat attempted to lessen the impact of outlier years by calculating the line of best fit for each firm.
Fish & Richardson is a global patent, intellectual property (IP) litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists across the U.S. and Europe. Fish is a Tier 1 Patent Law Firm, a "Powerhouse" for complex patent work, and the #1 PTAB Law Firm in the United States for 2014. The firm has been named the #1 patent litigation firm in the U.S. for 12 consecutive years. Fish has represented visionaries in technology, business, and the arts while boasting a broad client list from history-making entrepreneurs to multinational corporations since 1878.
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