Fish & Richardson Sweeps 2013 Best Law Firms "National First Tier" IP Rankings; Named IP Litigation and Patent Litigation "Law Firm of the Year"

Nov 01, 2012, 09:00 ET from Fish & Richardson

BOSTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson has been named an elite "National First-Tier" law firm in five practice areas – Patent Law, Technology Law, Trademark Law, Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation, and Patent Litigation – in U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings.  Fish was also recognized as the "Law Firm of the Year" in IP Litigation and Patent Litigation.  Only one law firm in each practice area – from among thousands of firms nationally – is selected to receive "Law Firm of the Year" honors, making this a particularly significant achievement.

The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes collecting client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.  Fish's high rankings and designation as "Law Firm of the Year" signal a unique combination of depth and breadth of expertise and unparalleled excellence.  Fish's offices in Austin, Boston, Dallas, Delaware, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. also received top "First-Tier" rankings. 

"We are honored to not only sweep the top First-Tier rankings across the entire spectrum of intellectual property law, but also to be named Law Firm of the Year for both IP and patent litigation," said Peter J. Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson.  "We work hard every day to provide our clients with the absolute best quality legal work and this recognition confirms what our clients and colleagues already know – Fish is a powerhouse when it comes to intellectual property.  When the stakes are highest, we deliver winning results in a cost effective way."

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 or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.

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