Fish & Richardson named top U.S. IP law firm for second year in a row

Fish & Richardson has received "Tier 1" IP rankings in every national U.S. category -- Patent Prosecution, Patent Litigation, Life Sciences, and ITC -- in Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine's annual ranking of the top IP law firms in the U.S., recently reported. This is the second year in a row that Fish has swept the Tier 1 national U.S. rankings. MIP also ranks firms regionally in patent prosecution and patent litigation and in this poll Fish & Richardson received five Tier 1 rankings and two Tier 2 rankings.

MIP's survey is based on extensive research and interviews with both law firms and clients worldwide in 80 jurisdictions. Firms are then ranked in tiers in each category in each jurisdiction. The tiers reflect the perception of the leading firms in each market with the top tier listing those firms regarded as having the strongest practices in each category. The research was conducted between September 2011 and January 2012. This is the 16th year that MIP has published its annual international IP survey, reports.

Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic counseling and litigation services to 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.