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 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Fish also received top rankings for its regional IP and patent prosecution practices in California. Twelve Fish attorneys, including principal Juanita Brooks in San Diego, were selected as IP leaders.
According to Chambers, at Fish’s California office “they do IP well; it is their heart and soul and they give it all. The firm is very proficient in this area and can provide really excellent advice.” The “fantastic” Brooks was noted for being a “true trial litigator” and “a staple in our industry.”
Chambers highlighted Fish’s work for Gilead Sciences in its appellate action against Idenix Pharmaceutical, which affirmed that the client had invented a new hepatitis C treatment. Another notable case was the successful defense of Microsoft in its long-running patent infringement dispute with Parallel Networks Licensing.
The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 190 countries across the world. Inclusion in Chambers is based solely on the findings of its research teams, who conduct extensive, confidential interviews with thousands of lawyers and clients to identify the leading law firms and lawyers worldwide. Individual lawyers are ranked based on their legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness, and client service. Law firms are ranked on the same qualities, as well as overall effectiveness and capability. Rankings are grouped in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. An elite “Band 1” ranking means that Fish and its attorneys stood out for their practice strength, legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness, quality of recent work, and client service.
Fish’s elite trial lawyers are known for winning difficult, highly technical, complex IP cases for the world’s most innovative companies in federal district courts and at the ITC.
Fish & Richardson is a global intellectual property firm offering patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation; trademark and copyright prosecution, counseling, and litigation; and commercial litigation services. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S. and Europe, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives. Fish is the No. 1 ranked U.S. patent litigation firm, handling nearly three times as many cases as our nearest competitor; a powerhouse patent and trademark prosecution firm; a top-tier trademark and copyright litigation firm; and the most-active firm at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Fish continues to win cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the world’s most innovative and influential technology leaders. For more information, visit fr.com or follow us at @FishRichardson.