Fish & Richardson Named To NLJ's "2013 Intellectual Property Hot List"

May 13, 2013, 11:42 ET from Fish & Richardson

BOSTON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson has been named to The National Law Journal's (NLJ) "2013 Intellectual Property Hot List" as one of 20 firms "that have demonstrated creative, formidable talent in litigation, patent prosecution and deal-making" in cases that "often have billions at stake."  This is the second year that Fish has been named to the NLJ "IP Hot List," which the publication started in 2012.

"We are honored to once again be recognized as one of the best IP firms in the country," said Ann Cathcart Chaplin, Litigation Practice Group Leader at Fish & Richardson.  "This confirms what our clients already know – Fish is an intellectual property powerhouse with a proven record of delivering value, efficiency, and winning results."

The NLJ noted that Fish retained its long-held title for filing more patent litigation than any firm nationwide and played a leading role in a number of precedent-setting intellectual property cases in 2012.  Fish's 2012 wins include: a landmark victory for Mayo Clinic at the U.S. Supreme Court, an en banc Federal Circuit win for W.L. Gore that clarified a two-prong test for establishing willful infringement, and a Federal Circuit win for Cephalon that protects their $140 million a year AMRIX drug until 2024 and set a new legal standard for proving patent invalidity in Hatch-Waxman cases.

"We've seen it all and we've done it all.  We know every litigation strategy there is and we know how to win.  That's why clients turn to us for their most complex, bet-the-company cases," said Cathcart Chaplin.

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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