Fish & Richardson Receives Top Rankings in 2021 Edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals

Fish & Richardson has received the elite "Gold Band" national ranking in the Litigation category in the 2021 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.

"The crown jewel of the US legal market when it comes to patent practice, Fish is a potent force in litigation, a leader in post-grant proceedings and a global prosecution powerhouse," IAM noted. "The firm doesn't just have handfuls of people dotted around the country, but teams stacked with accomplished trial lawyers and high-level strategists in innovation hubs from coast to coast."

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.

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

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.