Fish & Richardson Principal Tara D. Elliott Named to "Women Worth Watching" List by Profiles in Diversity Journal

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson announced today that Tara D. Elliott, a principal in the firm's Wilmington office, was named to the 12th annual "Women Worth Watching" list in Profiles in Diversity Journal.  The award honors "today's women leaders and the corporations, organizations, and institutions that recognize, employ, and promote women in the workforce."

At Fish, Elliott is a trial court and appellate advocate, also providing litigation strategy, patent counseling, intellectual property portfolio strategy and management, e-commerce, and trade secret protection advice to some of the world's largest technology companies.  She serves as a member of Fish's Diversity Committee, which develops, implements, and oversees a range of diversity initiatives and activities.

Earlier this year, Elliott was named a "2013 Nation's Best Advocate" by the National Bar Association, which recognizes talented individuals, age 40 and under, within the African American legal community who have achieved prominence and distinction both professionally and philanthropically.  In 2012, Elliott was selected for the Fellows program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, which is designed to increase diversity at the leadership levels of the nation's law firms and corporate legal departments.  In 2011, she was appointed as a Special Master by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.  She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her Bachelor's in computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic counseling and litigation services to innovative clients who seek to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property (IP).  Founded in 1878, Fish's early clients included Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers.  The firm has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and commercial litigation.  Fish is consistently singled out for its superior technical expertise and great results, and has been named the top patent litigation firm in the country for nine consecutive years, the number one IP firm for America's biggest companies, and an elite top tier law practice.  For more information, visit www.fr.com or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.

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