Fish Named Texas Powerhouse by Law360

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Fish & Richardson PC found itself in the right place at the right time in 2000, having recently launched a small Dallas outpost. Riding a tidal wave of patent litigation cascading out of the Eastern District of Texas, the firm has become the gold standard among the state's intellectual property boutiques.

Starting with just six lawyers statewide, Fish & Richardson's Texas footprint has grown to 64 attorneys spread across offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin who have landed eye-popping verdicts and pulled off high-stakes defenses for clients like Sabre Holdings Corp., BlackBerry Ltd., LP and billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

The firm's impressive victory streak and unparalleled patent practice have earned it a well-deserved spot on Law360's inaugural list of Texas Powerhouses.

Long before venturing into the Lone Star State, Fish & Richardson, founded in 1878, had forged a national reputation as a top patent firm dating back to its days as counsel to visionary inventors Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and Orville and Wilbur Wright.

Fish & Richardson's timing proved impeccable, as former U.S. District Judge T. John Ward had taken the bench just a few months earlier and had begun adopting procedures that would drive the Eastern District of Texas to the national forefront of patent litigation.