Fish & Richardson Attorneys Receive International Legal Award for Practice Excellence from Corporate INTL Magazine

May 02, 2013, 09:47 ET from Fish & Richardson

BOSTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson announced today that attorneys Peter Fasse and Charles Hieken have received international legal awards for practice and service excellence for 2013 from Corporate INTL magazine.

Peter Fasse, a Principal in the firm's Boston office, was named the Client Choice winner of the 2013 Legal Award for Patents Law – Law Firm of the Year in Massachusetts.  His practice emphasizes patent prosecution and client counseling in a wide variety of technologies, with an emphasis on biotechnology and other biological and medical fields as well as various "green" technologies.  He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1987, and two B.S. degrees in bioelectrical engineering and life sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983.

Charles Hieken, also a Principal in the firm's Boston office, was named Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Massachusetts.  His practice emphasizes all aspects of patents, trademarks, copyrights, proprietary information, related unfair competition, and antitrust law.  He received his L.L.B. from Harvard Law School in 1957, and both his S.M. and S.B., Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1952.

The Corporate INTL Legal Awards are based on comprehensive and detailed research focusing on expertise, service range, business type, and geographical location.  In its fifth consecutive year, the Legal Awards program is one of the largest and most well respected of its kind.

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 or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.

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