Fish Named To "Intellectual Property Hot List" By The National Law Journal

Boston, MA, May 14, 2012 - Fish & Richardson has been named to the National Law Journal's first ever "Intellectual Property Hot List" as one of 20 firms that "excel in providing patent, copyright and trademark legal services" and "have demonstrated creative strategies for litigation, patent prosecution, licensing and other transactional work." Intellectual Property Hot List

"We are honored to have our firm named as one of the best in the country," said Peter Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. "This NLJ recognition confirms what our clients already know - Fish is a powerhouse when it comes to intellectual property."

The NLJ noted that each firm on the list has "shown itself to be an innovator in applying legal principles to fast-changing technology" and that "Fish & Richardson was all over the map last year, with appearances in 222 new patent cases in federal courts across the United States, plus a major U.S. Supreme Court win and successful litigation at the International Trade Commission." According to Michael McKeon, a principal in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, Fish's "deep experience in all the key intellectual property courts helps the firm win multi-case and even multi-country court fights."

NLJ went on to note that Fish "also scored two key victories in cases involving the Hatch-Waxman Act, the federal law governing the procedure for bringing generic drugs to market." According to San Diego Fish principal Juanita Brooks, the lead counsel on the cases, the proliferation of generic drugs means, "there’s a lot at stake, especially for the innovators."