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The world’s leading companies have one thing in common: innovative products and services. That’s why they turn to Fish — the global leader in intellectual property (IP) litigation. With 12 offices across the United States and in Munich, Germany, Fish protects clients’ most valuable IP business assets around the globe. We’ve earned our elite position by consistently winning the most important, technically sophisticated, bet-the-company patent cases for such clients as Microsoft, Bose, Samsung, LG, Allergan, and Halo Electronics.
But one of our greatest strengths is providing long-term plans and solutions for clients, not just litigation advice. Making strategic decisions up front saves clients’ money and helps ensure a successful outcome.
Winning Track Record At All Levels Of The Judicial System
No firm is more sought-after or trusted by blue-chip clients with their highest stakes, competitor-to-competitor IP litigation. The reason is simple. Fish knows how to win from every angle, in district court, in the ITC, on appeal, and at the PTAB.
In 2016, Fish handled 120 more new patent cases than our nearest competitor and 17 percent of all patent cases that went to trial – which is more than any other firm. Most important, we win the largest cases, worth billions of dollars and with whole businesses often on the line. That is why more Fortune 100 companies in the world trust Fish — over any other firm — to handle their mission-critical IP litigation.
For thirteen consecutive years, Corporate Counsel has named us the #1 patent litigation firm in the country. In 2017, Law360 selected Fish as the “IP Practice Group of the Year” for the fifth straight year. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® recently named Fish the “Patent Litigation Law Firm of the Year,” and Managing Intellectual Property recognized Fish as the “U.S. Specialty IP Firm of the Year.” BTI Consulting named Fish a top firm for alternative fee arrangements, one of the most loved law firms by General Counsel, a feared firm for litigation, and a standout firm for collaboration. These are just a few of the honors that set us apart from other law firms.
We can handle everything and are, quite simply, the absolute best at what we do.
Deep Knowledge, Seasoned Trial Lawyers, Big Wins
Fish has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and commercial litigation. More than 300 attorneys have degrees in science or technology. Add to that the 80 PhDs on our staff, and you get a law firm with unmatched expertise in virtually every technology area. Our deep bench includes nearly 70 attorneys who have first-chaired multiple cases, more than 70 former law clerks, and over 25 former Federal Circuit clerks with in-depth knowledge of these courts, giving us an insider’s edge.
Unlike some firms that build a practice around a single rock-star trial lawyer who tries every patent case, our attorneys have expertise in the most complex patent cases at every stage of the litigation: from Markman hearings and motions for summary judgment to trial and appeal.
Our litigation teams include top-notch patent prosecutors who have a deep understanding of clients’ technologies, potential prior art, patent laws and rules, and the fine distinctions between claims. Together, we develop creative and winning litigation strategies that other firms would never think of.
There is no other firm that can match the quality, breadth, depth, and dominance of our IP litigation practice. This is why Fish wins so many significant cases day in and day out, and is often at the forefront of developing new case law.
According to clients who spoke to Managing Intellectual Property, “Fish & Richardson is one of the largest and most successful IP specialty firms nationwide.” Considered an “IP powerhouse” across the board, “Fish is stocked with top IP subject matter experts. Their counsel is business-oriented and always geared to helping us achieve our objectives cost-effectively and with maximum IP protection.”
The Case of the Decade: Fresenius v. Baxter
This case demonstrated the importance of using all available avenues – including the jury trial, appeal to the Federal Circuit, and post-grant review in the USPTO – when a defendant is facing potentially large patent infringement claims, and set an important precedent for IP law that will dramatically change the strategies companies use in future patent disputes.
December 14th, 2017 | 4:00 pm CST
Patents on Tap | What Judicial Law Clerks Wish You Knew: Lessons and Cautionary Tales from Recent Clerks in the District of Minnesota
December 5th, 2017 | 8:00 am EST
Xconomy’s What's Hot in Cybersecurity
December 14th, 2017 | 4:30 pm PST
2017 ACC San Diego December MCLE/Annual Meeting/Holiday Mixer
Fish Litigation Blog
November 15, 2017
Federal Circuit Provides Guidance on Probative Value of “Patent Dance” Letters and aBLA Parameters in an Infringement Analysis
Authors: Jenny Shmuel, Ph.D., Tasha M. Francis, Ph.D.
December 3rd, 2017
Consero 2017 IP Forum for Life Sciences
Fish Litigation Blog
November 14, 2017
Impression Products v. Lexmark: How can sellers protect themselves after their patent rights are exhausted? Two examples and one warning
Author: DJ Healey
December 14th, 2017 | 8:00 am PST
Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute
November 21st, 2017 | 1:00 pm EST
Strafford Webinar: Licensing Standard Essential Patents on FRAND Terms and Protecting IP Rights
Fish Litigation Blog
November 7, 2017
Minnesota Patent Litigation Wrap-Up – October 2017
Author: Conrad Gosen
November 6, 2017
Fish & Richardson Adds Brian Gaff as Principal in Boston
November 1, 2017
Fish & Richardson Principal Frank Scherkenbach Named “Litigation Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal
October 31, 2017
Fish & Richardson Adds Jayme Partridge as New Principal in Houston