Fish & Richardson Recognized by Managing IP as Patent Disputes (West) Firm of the Year

Fish & Richardson has been selected as the Patent Disputes (West) Firm of the Year in the 2023 Managing IP Americas Awards. The firm was also shortlisted in eight additional categories, and five principals were shortlisted for individual recognition as regional “Litigators of the Year.”

The Managing IP Awards recognize the remarkable intellectual property achievements and developments of the last year. Now in its 18th year, the awards cover several intellectual property practice areas and more than 50 jurisdictions.

The firm was shortlisted in the following categories:

  • Patent Disputes (U.S.)
  • Patent Prosecution (U.S.)
  • International Trade Commission (U.S.)
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board (U.S.)
  • IP Boutique (U.S.)
  • Patent Disputes (Northeast)
  • Patent Disputes (South)
  • Americas Firm of the Year

Five Fish principals were shortlisted in individual categories:

  • Juanita Brooks, Litigators of the Year (California)
  • Ruffin Cordell, Litigators of the Year (D.C. Metro)
  • Martina Hufnal, Litigators of the Year (Delaware)
  • Frank Scherkenbach, Litigators of the Year (Massachusetts)
  • Betsy Flanagan, Litigators of the Year (Minnesota)

Managing IP's independent research is based on a weighted system of peer and client feedback, combined with a review of information obtained from surveys conducted with law firms and their clients. Each year, Managing IP's research analysts obtain information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners, and their clients through interviews, emails, and online surveys. Inclusion is based solely on merit.