Fish & Richardson Senior Principal John B. Pegram Receives 2011 Outstanding Service Award from AIPLA

Fish & Richardson today announced that John B. Pegram, a senior principal in the firm’s New York office, has received the 2011 President’s Outstanding Service Award from the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). The award recognizes one individual’s years of service to AIPLA as a member and committee leader. Mr. Pegram accepted his award today at AIPLA’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Pegram has been a member of AIPLA for 40 years and is currently a delegate to the US Bar-European Patent Office Liaison Council. He previously chaired the Council from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Pegram also served on the Board of Directors from 2000 to 2003, and is a past chair of numerous committees including International & Foreign Law, Patent Litigation, Trade Secrets Law, and Unauthorized Practice of Law.

“This is a great honor for John and we are very proud that he was singled out for this important recognition,” said Peter Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. “John has made substantial contributions to AIPLA over the past four decades, and his work has had a significant impact on the field of intellectual property law.”

In his practice at Fish, Mr. Pegram specializes in intellectual property litigation and opinion matters of all types. He has successfully litigated cases in state and federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. Mr. Pegram also is an author and frequent lecturer on patent, trademark, and federal court practice topics. He is a leading expert on patent reform and the America Invents Act, and has spoken and written extensively on the details of the Act and its implications for companies.

Mr. Pegram received his L.L.B. from New York University School of Law in 1965 and his B.A. in physics from Columbia University in 1960.