Fish & Richardson Receives Four Global Legal Awards for Patents, Trademarks, and Life Sciences from Corporate INTL Magazine

Boston, MA, March 11, 2014 - Fish & Richardson announced today that it has received four 2014 Global Legal Awards from Corporate INTL magazine for practice and service excellence. Fish was named as Patent Law Firm of the Year in California and Trademark Law Firm of the Year in Washington, D.C. and Germany. In addition, Doug McCann, managing principal of the firm's Delaware office, was named a Life Sciences IP Attorney of the Year in Delaware.

The Corporate INTL Global Legal Awards recognize the world's leading legal teams and individuals who stand out as experts in their field and who provide outstanding service to clients. Winners are selected through a rigorous process that includes nomination forms that are sent to business leaders, investors, and advisers throughout the world; an in-depth review by an independent panel; and detailed research focusing on expertise, service range, business type, and geographical location.

Fish's award-winning Patent Practice is one of the largest in the United States with more than 220 patent attorneys and agents and more than 65 Ph.D.'s across numerous technical areas. The firm works with companies ranging from Fortune 100s to startups across almost every industry and has established a reputation in the science and technology communities for strategic patent services that maximize the value of intellectual property (IP).

The elite Trademark Group at Fish offers the resources of a global IP leader, the expertise of a boutique, and the personal service that comes with a local presence. Fish’s 35 trademark attorneys, located in 11 offices in the U.S. and one in Germany, provide a full range of trademark advice and representation, including trademark counseling, prosecution, clearance work, complex litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. Fish has been named a top trademark law firm for four consecutive years by World Trademark Review(WTR) 1000, a guide to the world's leading trademark legal services providers.

Douglas McCann, managing principal of the firm's Delaware office, was named a Life Sciences IP Attorney of the Year in Delaware. His practice, which emphasizes patent litigation and intellectual property litigation, includes extensive focus on life sciences litigation in courts across the country. He has substantial experience in both jury and bench trials. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1999 and his B.S. from the United States Naval Academy in 1989.

Corporate INTL's Global Awards program has run for six consecutive years.