Fish & Richardson Named "IP Litigation Powerhouse" in Consulting Group's Survey of In-House Counsel

America's biggest companies trust Fish & Richardson as an "IP Litigation Powerhouse," according to a recent BTI Consulting Group survey of 240 in-house counsel. The survey findings were published in BTI's "Litigation Outlook 2011" and identify Fish as one of only three firms that handle the most critically important intellectual property litigation.

"Fish & Richardson has a reputation among general counsel for being comfortable with taking on complex, high-end work with tremendous risk exposure. The firm also has a strong sense of how important and risky such cases are for clients," said Michael Rynowecer, BTI President, in an interview with Law360 about the survey.

"It is a huge honor to have corporate counsel name Fish & Richardson as an elite IP Litigation Powerhouse. We handle more IP litigation than any other firm in the country, and we have a history of winning some of the most important patent litigation in history," said Peter Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. "Fish is the absolute best at what we do, we fight hard for our clients, and we work diligently to earn this reputation among in-house counsel."

Fish's big wins over the past year include successfully concluding the largest and most closely watched patent dispute of the decade for Microsoft Corp. in its epic digital compression war with Alcatel-Lucent, including the reversal of a $1.5 billion verdict against Microsoft. Other major wins include protecting Allergan's $240 million market for its glaucoma drug in its ANDA patent infringement suit against Apotex, Inc. and securing a major jury verdict for Fresenius Medical Care North America that completely rejected patent infringement claims made by Baxter Healthcare Corp. over dialysis machine patents.

The BTI survey mirrors the results of Corporate Counsel magazine's annual survey of "Who Represents America's Biggest Companies," which was published in August 2010. Fish was named the #1 IP Litigation law firm and #2 IP Patent Prosecution law firm in the country according to Corporate Counsel's research of which law firms Fortune 100 corporations used the most.

Fish & Richardson is a leading global law firm with more than 350 attorneys and technology specialists practicing intellectual property strategy and counseling, intellectual property litigation, and business litigation. Fish does cutting-edge legal work for innovative clients who value their intellectual property. The firm was recently named top patent prosecution firm (Managing Intellectual Property, February 2010), was honored as an IP Firm of the Year (Law360, January 2010), and named a finalist for top IP Litigation Department of the Year (American Lawyer, January 2010). Fish handles more patent litigation than any other law firm (IP Law & Business, September 2009), is the number one IP firm for America's biggest companies (Corporate Counsel, September 2009), and was named the number one firm in the world for PCT filings (Managing Intellectual Property, October 2009). The firm also handled two of the top ten most important IP cases of 2009 (Managing Intellectual Property, January 2010). For more information, visit