Fish to Open Office in Munich, Germany

Fish & Richardson P.C., the largest intellectual property law firm in the world, today announced it will open its first office outside of the U.S. in Munich, Germany on October 1, 2007. The office will open with five professionals, including two partners from the Bardehle Pagenberg firm, with plans to grow to twelve professionals by the end of 2008. Fish has had an international client base for many years – including clients in Germany such as Porsche, Zeiss, SAP, and Siemens – and the new office will give the firm a home base in Europe to continue to expand its global practice.

“We are the premier intellectual property law firm in the U.S. and have been for over 125 years. Inventive corporations today need a worldwide IP strategy and are often involved in multi-national litigation, and a European presence will help us to serve those needs,” said Peter J. Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. “Munich is one of the most important technology centers in Europe, so this was a perfect location for our first office outside the United States.”.

“We rely on Fish & Richardson to handle our significant IP litigation and prosecution needs. We are pleased that they are opening an office in Munich, and look forward to getting to know the new members of the Fish & Richardson team there,” said Klaus Gnatzig, Carl Zeiss AG, Konzernfunktion Recht und Patente/Corporate Legal Affairs and Patents, Patentabteilung/Patent Department, Leiter Patentabteilung/Manager Patent Department.