BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson announced today that Tonya Drake, a principal at the firm, has been selected as a 2013 "40 Under 40" honoree by the Boston Business Journal. The award recognizes 40 business and civic leaders, all under the age of 40, "who collectively represent the next wave of talent and commitment in the Boston economy." Drake, who was selected from over 250 nominations based on her professional accomplishments and community involvement, will be recognized at a reception in Boston on October 10, 2013.
At Fish, Drake provides strategic counseling to help companies develop their intellectual property portfolios to maximize value. She works with companies ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to startups across a broad range of technologies. Prior to her law career, she was an electrical engineer at Intel Corporation and Hewlett Packard.
Drake serves as a judge and mentor for MassChallenge, a global startup competition and accelerator designed to catalyze the launch and success of high-growth, high-impact new businesses. She is also involved with the MIT Global Startup Workshop.
"We are very proud that Tonya was named to this prestigious list," said Timothy French, Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson's Boston office. "She is a talented and highly accomplished patent attorney with strong leadership skills. No one is more deserving of this recognition than she is."
Drake received her J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 2007, and both her M.S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003) and B.S. (with honors, Purdue University, 2001) in electrical and computer engineering.
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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