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Since our founding in 1878, we have represented some of the world’s greatest innovators, including Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright brothers. We put this pedigree to work every day as strategic advisors to a broad range of clients that includes thinkers, makers, and doers of every size and in every industry. The depth of our resources is unmatched by any other firm, which makes us uniquely qualified to safeguard your ideas and nurture your business.
We are experts in law and technology
Because patent law sits at the intersection of law and technology, technical expertise and legal acumen are both essential attributes for patent attorneys. With more than 400 attorneys, agents, and technology specialists on staff—many of whom spent years in the field before joining Fish—we have assembled a team whose formidable industry experience you won’t find elsewhere.
We integrate prosecution with litigation
Fish is the top-ranked patent litigation firm in the United States, handling twice as many patent cases as our nearest competitor, and we are well-known for winning the largest cases, often with billions of dollars and entire businesses on the line. We have the unique ability to infuse the lessons learned by our court-tested litigators into every patent application we handle. Our patent prosecutors approach every case by taking into account the possibility of future litigation, giving your patent increased strength and durability to fend off challenges.
We modernize the practice of law
You don’t often hear the terms “law firm” and “cutting edge” together, but at Fish, we use homegrown innovative tools and processes every day in our practice. Many of Fish’s efforts to streamline and modernize the practice of law have been recognized in local and national media as innovative solutions that improve client service and reduce costs.
We keep you informed
Lack of communication is the most common complaint against law firms. At Fish, we know that our clients frequently have questions about their matters, and we believe that the best way to build attorney-client trust is to maintain clear and open lines of communication. We work with all of our clients early in the relationship to establish a regular schedule of briefings, and it is our policy to respond promptly to phone calls and emails. As part of implementing our communications philosophy, we developed FISHLink™, an online tool that gives you convenient, anytime access to the same matter information, documents, and updates that our attorneys have, ensuring that our whole team is on the same page and working together.
We offer flexibility in pricing
We treat your money as if it were our own, and offer alternative pricing models that differ from the traditional billable hour, including budget per matter, fixed fees, blended rates, and monthly retainer. We partner with our clients at the outset of the relationship to understand their business objectives and identify the best alternative fee model for their matters, ensuring that we can protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property.
Our Global Reach
With 11 offices in the US (Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Delaware, Houston, New York, Silicon Valley, Southern California, the Twin Cities, and Washington, DC), we are able to efficiently serve our clients wherever they are located, including in some of the most dynamic and exciting innovation centers in the world.
Fish’s Munich office provides our clients with the ability to pursue European and US intellectual property protection efficiently and consistently by utilizing one firm and a single, streamlined process. Our office in Munich is staffed by European-qualified patent counsel and provides a direct avenue for clients to communicate with our attorneys about European patent law and to receive the same high-quality work product that our clients expect from our US attorneys.
Fish’s Shenzhen office provides a base of operations to assist our Chinese clients in obtaining, defending, and enforcing intellectual property rights in the US and Europe. Fish attorneys help Chinese companies in the telecommunications, electronics, financial technology, life sciences, and medical device industries obtain patent and trademark protection in the US and Europe and represent Chinese companies in federal district and appeals courts, at the International Trade Commission, and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Companies that Value Their IP Choose Fish to Protect It
With 140 years of experience representing the world’s most influential thinkers, makers, and doers, there are very few legal or technical issues that we have not handled. From our deep technical expertise to our innovative approach to the practice of law, it’s easy to see why so many companies trust Fish to safeguard their intellectual assets. Contact us at any of our offices to begin transforming your creative ingenuity into business results.
January 2, 2020
Fish & Richardson's Teresa Lavoie Quoted in “Pharma IP Summit: Timing of the Essence When Filing Patents”
December 19, 2019
Fish Principal Terry Mahn Authored “The Bad Rap on Pharma: In Defense of Patents,” in Pharmaceutical Executive
November 4, 2019
Legal Alert | Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. – What Did the Federal Circuit Do?
October 24, 2019
John Phillips Authors Article in Bloomberg Law, “Not Sure Which Products are Patentable? Create an IP Harvesting Program”
October 15, 2019
Fish & Richardson Prevails in Three PTAB Rulings for MIAX
August 15, 2019
Fish & Richardson Attorneys Receive Five “Lawyer of the Year” Awards from The Best Lawyers in America® 2020
July 31, 2019
Fish & Richardson Associate Crystal Culhane named one of the 2019 "Women of Influence" by San Diego Metro
June 25, 2019
Fish & Richardson Principals Named 2019 “Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal
May 22, 2019
Fish & Richardson Announces 32 Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
May 15, 2019
Fish & Richardson’s John B. Pegram Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from New York IPLA
April 5, 2019
Fish & Richardson Named 2019 ITC Firm of the Year and Specialty IP Firm of the Year in U.S. by Managing Intellectual Property
Fish Patent Blog
April 2, 2019
As Blockchain Goes Mainstream, Patent Applicants Face Familiar Hurdles
Authors: Frank L. Gerratana, Ryan P. McCarthy