Fish & Richardson Receives Top 2013 "Band 1" Rankings from Chambers USA in Intellectual Property and International Trade

Jun 11, 2013, 08:30 ET from Fish & Richardson

BOSTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson has received top "Band 1" national rankings for its Intellectual Property (IP) practice and its International Trade Commission (ITC) patent litigation practice in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.  Fish also received top rankings for its regional IP practices in California, Delaware, D.C., Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, and Texas.

Seventeen Fish attorneys – Gwilym Attwell, Ruffin Cordell, Roger Feldman, Michael Florey, David Francescani, Thomas Frongillo, Christopher Green, David Healey, Robert Hillman, Thad Kodish, Katherine Kelly Lutton, William Marsden, Michael McKeon, Thomas Melsheimer, Frank Porcelli, Frank Scherkenbach, and Jonathan Singer – were also selected for inclusion in the directory as leaders in their practice areas.

An elite top ranking means that Fish and its attorneys stood out – from in-depth interviews with thousands of lawyers and clients across the country – for their practice strength, expertise, and reputation in the market. 

Fish's global Intellectual Property practice provides strategic counseling, litigation, and prosecution for clients ranging from some of the world's largest corporations to individual inventors.  Fish's ITC practice has a multidisciplinary approach that draws on its expertise in patent law, litigation, and licensing of intellectual property rights.

Chambers is considered to be the world's most reputable directory because inclusion is based solely on its research teams' findings.  Ranking criteria includes technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and commitment.  Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. 

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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