WASHINGTON, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson announced today that Thomas S. "Monty" Fusco, formerly a Supervisory Attorney for the International Trade Commission (ITC), has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its Litigation Group. Mr. Fusco, who has over 23 years of experience at the ITC, will focus his practice on Section 337 ITC investigations.
"Fish has one of the leading ITC patent litigation practices in the country, and we are thrilled to have Monty join our team," said Michael McKeon, a principal at Fish & Richardson and one of the firm's top ITC attorneys. "Monty's vast experience supervising and handling Section 337 investigations at the ITC will be of great value to our clients."
As a supervisory ITC attorney for the past six years, Mr. Fusco oversaw approximately one third of all the Section 337 investigations in the Office of Unfair Import Investigations. Previously, he spent 12 years as a senior litigation attorney in the division. He started his career at the ITC as an attorney and advisor for an administrative law judge.
Fish's ITC practice – which includes over 20 attorneys – serves as lead national counsel on more ITC patent litigation than any other law firm, bringing a multidisciplinary approach that draws on its expertise in patent law, litigation, and licensing of intellectual property rights.
In March 2012, Fish received an elite top "Band 1" ranking in the U.S. for its ITC practice in the Chambers Global 2012 rankings. In 2011, Fish was named "International Trade Group of the Year" by Law360 in recognition of its significant patent wins and extensive ITC expertise and "ITC Litigation Firm of the Year" by Managing Intellectual Property.
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). With more than 375 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and business litigation, Fish is known for its superior technical expertise. Fish has been named top patent litigation firm in the country for eight straight years, a premier 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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