SAN DIEGO, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson has announced that principal Juanita Brooks has been named to the Daily Journal's 2017 List of Top Women Lawyers in California. The Daily Journal's annual list recognizes women lawyers in California who have made a difference to their clients, their firms, and their profession. The list is published in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal.
Brooks was selected, in part, for convincing a San Jose district court judge to overturn a $200 million verdict for client Gilead Sciences Inc. in June 2016. Based upon Brooks and her team's persuasive arguments, the judge determined that Merck was "guilty of unclean hands" and subsequently forfeited its rights to assert patent claims against Gilead in Gilead Sciences Inc. v. Merck & Co. Inc.
Brooks is one of the U.S.'s leading trial and appellate litigators, proven by her winning record in complex, high-stakes lawsuits. She is consistently selected for national and local industry honors, thanks to her well-known litigation success and her commitment to the community.
Fish & Richardson is a global patent prosecution, intellectual property litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S. and Europe. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives. Fish is the #1 U.S. patent litigation firm, handling nearly three times as many cases as its nearest competitor; a powerhouse patent prosecution firm; a top-tier trademark and copyright firm; and the #1 firm at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, with more cases than any other firm. Since 1878, Fish attorneys have been winning cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the world's most innovative and influential technology leaders. For more information, visit https://www.fr.com or follow us at @FishRichardson.
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