WASHINGTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Sterba, a 38-year-old principal at Fish & Richardson, has been selected as a 2012 International Trade "Rising Star" by Law360. The award honors attorneys under the age of 40 with notable accomplishments in their practice area. Sterba is considered one of the top patent litigators practicing at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and was one of only four attorneys selected for the International Trade Rising Star designation.
According to Law360, Sterba "thrives in the fast-paced world of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)." Sterba's recent successes at the ITC include serving as co-lead counsel for LG in a global patent battle with Sony Corp. that spread to nine federal court cases and three ITC investigations, as well as related cases in Europe. The patents in dispute covered technology for Blu-ray Disc players, smartphones, digital televisions, laptops, cameras and other electronics, and Sterba helped lead LG to a successful settlement.
"Rich is one of the best young ITC patent attorneys I've seen come up in the ranks," said Michael McKeon, a leading ITC and patent litigator at Fish & Richardson. "His courtroom skills are impressive and he really knows how to win high profile cases for clients in this important forum."
Sterba serves as President of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, the largest and oldest Intellectual Property Law Inn of Court in the United States. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1998, where he was executive managing editor of the AIPLA Quarterly Journal and his B.S., magna cum laude, in physics and mathematics from Westminster College in 1995.
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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