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Fish & Richardson Receives Top "Band 1" 2012 U.S. Rankings for Intellectual Property and International Trade From Chambers Global

March 16, 2012 - BOSTON, MA

Fish & Richardson received top "Band 1" rankings in the U.S. for its Intellectual Property (IP) patent practice and its International Trade Commission (ITC) practice in the Chambers Global 2012 rankings. An elite "Band 1" ranking means that Fish and its attorneys stood out -- from in-depth interviews with thousands of lawyers and clients across the country -- for the strength of their practice, expertise, and reputation in the market.

Five Fish attorneys -- Ruffin Cordell (IP and ITC rankings), David J. Healey (IP), Robert Hillman (IP), Michael J. McKeon (ITC), and Frank P. Porcelli (IP) -- were also selected for inclusion in the global directory as leaders in their practice areas with top band rankings. Fish also received a "Band 2" ranking for its IP work for Taiwanese clients.

Fish's global IP practice provides strategic counseling, litigation, and patent prosecution for clients ranging from some of the world's largest corporations to individual inventors and innovators. Fish is also one of the top firms practicing before the ITC, where it brings a multidisciplinary approach to ITC proceedings, drawing on its expertise in patent law, litigation, and licensing of intellectual property rights.

Chambers and Partners is a global research organization that has published annual lawyer and law firm directories for 22 years. Widely considered to be the most reputable directories in the world, inclusion in Chambers is based solely on the findings of its research teams, who conduct extensive interviews with thousands of lawyers and clients to identify the leading lawyers and law firms worldwide. Criteria for the rankings include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by legal clients. 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). 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.

Amy Blumenthal
Blumenthal & Associates


Kelly Largey
Fish & Richardson


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