REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Betty Chen, an intellectual property litigator and principal at Fish & Richardson's Silicon Valley office, was named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal's 2017 Women of Influence list—an annual feature that recognizes female leaders in their industries as well as their communities.
The Business Journal highlighted Chen's superior courtroom work, which includes litigating high-stakes patent infringement cases, as well as her extensive experience in patent litigation, particularly in computer software, computer hardware, medical devices and consumer products.
Chen is a driving force in intellectual property law, serving not only as a fierce advocate for her clients in patent and commercial litigation cases, but also as a mentor and inspiration to diverse legal professionals transcending barriers to overcome achievement gaps.
As co-lead of the firm's Silicon Valley Women's Initiative, Chen helps provide coworkers with tools and resources to achieve personal and professional success. As the firm's global hiring principal, overseeing hiring for Fish's 12 offices in the United States and Germany, she encourages workplace diversity and ensures the firm both hires and advances the industry's leading talents regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation and disability, among other factors.
When asked her best advice to others, Chen said, "There is no such thing as work/life balance because that phrase presupposes that perfect balance exists and further advances the notion that 'work' and 'life' are necessarily at odds. I believe it's important to try and integrate your work into your life."
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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