About this office:
Fish & Richardson P.C. is a national law firm with more than 400 lawyers in ten offices: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Delaware, New York, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Twin Cities, and Washington, DC. The firm is one of the largest firms practicing intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law and the only firm with a truly national intellectual property practice.
Founded in 1878, the firm represented Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright Brothers. For more than 125 years we have served great innovators, helping to protect countless ideas, nurture discoveries, and bring new concepts to market. The firm prosecuted and litigated many of the fundamental patents of an industrialized America, serving corporations creating the cutting-edge technologies of the day: the telephone, the air-brake, the steam turbine, the automobile, and the radio. Frederick Fish, the firm's founder, was for many years the acknowledged leader of the patent bar of the entire country at a time when patents were more important than they had ever been. Today, the firm continues to represent great innovators working in cutting-edge technologies.
Fish is known for having an excellent track record: we handle more patent litigation than any other firm in the United States. We were rated among the top firms in ITC patent litigation in 2006. Our litigation victories have been on the National Law Journal's biggest winners lists for four straight years. Fish & Richardson is also one of the most active firms helping to capture the value of clients' intellectual property through patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret protection. We are among the top firms in the country in number of patents obtained; we file more than 4,000 patent applications each year, with more than 1,600 issued annually. Our professional staff includes more than 80 Ph.D. scientists, whose expertise spans a variety of industries and technologies.
In addition to its intellectual property practice, our firm has a broad complex litigation practice that includes a wide range of high-stakes, high-tech business litigation. Its regulatory group advises clients who seek to market products subject to FCC and FDA regulation. Fish & Richardson's Corporate and Securities Section helps clients with capital structuring and financing, public equity and debt offerings, and a wide range of corporate transactions.