Fish & Richardson Named to NLJ "2013 Appellate Hot List"

Jun 06, 2013, 11:49 ET from Fish & Richardson

BOSTON, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson has been named to the National Law Journal's (NLJ) "2013 Appellate Hot List" as one of 20 firms "doing killer appellate work before the Supreme Court, federal circuit courts of appeal and state courts of last resort."  This is the third time that Fish has been named to the "Appellate Hot List."  Last month, Fish was named to the NLJ's second annual "IP Hot List" for the second year in a row.

The NLJ noted Fish's unique "no egos" approach to its appellate cases, with an elite core briefing team "in charge of crafting rock-solid legal arguments" while the arguments themselves are handled by the trial attorney who is most knowledgeable about the case.  Fish's 2013 appellate wins included several precedential rulings: an en banc Federal Circuit win for W.L. Gore that clarified a two-prong test for establishing willful infringement; an affirmance by the Second Circuit not to enjoin Aereo Inc. technology that allows users to watch television over the Internet in a closely watched copyright dispute involving 17 network broadcasters; and a multidefendant win for 75 retailers, banks, and airlines at the Federal Circuit.

"It's an honor to again be recognized as one of the country's top appellate firms," said Ann Cathcart Chaplin, Litigation Practice Group Leader at Fish & Richardson.  "Complicated IP appeals that involve precedent-setting and industry-changing legal and technical issues are our specialty.  Our clients not only stick with us when an appeal is necessary, but we are often hired to handle appeals in cases other firms have lost."

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 and the number one IP firm for America's biggest companies.  For more information, visit or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.

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