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Fish & Richardson
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Headquarters Boston (MA)
Number of Offices 12
Number of attorneys 365
Practice Areas IP Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Patent, Post-Grant, Trademark, Copyright, Regulatory
Key People Peter Devlin (President) (?)
Fish & Richardson Pay Scale
(all numbers in thousands of dollars)
First year salary180
Second year salary190
Third year salary210
Fourth year salary235
Fifth year salary260
Sixth year salary280
Seventh year salary300
Eighth year salary
Ninth year salary
Tenth year salary

Fish & Richardson P.C. is a global patent, intellectual property litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists across the U.S. and Europe. Fish is one of the most sought-after firms for both patent prosecution and patent litigation services among Fortune 100 companies.[1] Fish has been named the #1 patent litigation firm in the U.S. for 12 consecutive years.[2] In 2016, Fish was a finalist for American Lawyer’s “Top IP Litigation Department of the Year”.[3] Fish’s intellectual property practice received a top “Tier 1” U.S. ranking by Managing Intellectual Property magazine from 2011-2015.[4] The firm’s growing regulatory group advises clients seeking to market products subject to United States Federal Communications Commission and the Food and Drug Administration regulation.


  • Fish & Richardson named #1 Patent Litigation Firm (Corporate Counsel, 2004–2016)[5]
  • Fish & Richardson named Patent Law Firm of the Year (2012-2015 US News Media Group and Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms survey)[6]
  • Fish & Richardson recipient of "Tier 1" rankings in Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Technology Law, and Trademark Law (2012-2016 US News Media Group and Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms survey)[7]
  • Fish & Richardson named to Top IP Law Firm representing America's largest Corporations (2012-2013 Corporate Counsel)[8]
  • Fish & Richardson named #1 summer associate program, ranked #10 as the "Best Law Firm to Work For," and ranked #1 IP and IP litigation firm (2011 Vault)[9]
  • Fish & Richardson receives Top 2016 "Band 1" rankings in intellectual property and international trade (Chambers USA) [10]
  • Fish & Richardson receives top Tier 1 national ranking in patent litigation - Patent Prosecution (2011-2013 The Legal 500) [11]
  • Fish & Richardson Ranks in Top 15 Percent of Law Firms for Diversity (2016 AmLaw) [12]
  • Fish & Richardson named a Top Trademark Law Firm (2011-2016 World Trademark Review) [13]
  • Fish & Richardson Ranked as a Top 100 Law Firm for Diversity (2012 MultiCultural Law Magazine)[14]
  • Fish & Richardson recipient of Top "Tier 1" IP Rankings in every national US category (January 2011 – 2015 Managing Intellectual Property) [15]
  • Fish & Richardson named International Trade Group of the Year (January 2011 Law360) [16]
  • Fish & Richardson named Top 30 Game Law Firm (January 2011 Interactive Age) [17]
  • Fish & Richardson Named Finalist – Litigation Department of the Year(January 2014, 2016 The American Lawyer)[18]
  • Fish & Richardson Named to National Law Journal's 2015 Appellate Hot List[19]
  • Fish & Richardson Named Patent Contentious Law Firm of the Year in the U.S. by Managing Intellectual Property[20]
  • Fish & Richardson Named #1 in International Trade Commission Filings (2014 The National Law Journal)[21]
  • Fish & Richardson Named “IP Litigation Powerhouse” (BTI Survey)[22]
  • Fish & Richardson Named Law360 IP Practice Group of the Year (2011-2016)[23]
  • Fish & Richardson Named Top PTAB Law Firm (2015 Managing Intellectual Property Magazine)[24]
  • Fish & Richardson Receives Top Tier 1 National Rankings in Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation(The Legal 500)[25]
  • Fish & Richardson Named to 2015 Intellectual Property Hot List (2012-2016 National Law Journal)[26]
  • Fish & Richardson Patent Prosecution and Litigation Practices Received Top National Rankings (2014-2016 IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners)[27]

Notable alumni

Focus Areas

Practice Areas: Litigation, IP Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Patent, Post-Grant, Licensing, Trademark, Copyright, Regulatory

Industry Sectors: Academic Research and Medical Centers, Aerospace/Defense, Chemicals, Cleantech, Consumer Products, Digital Health, Digital Media and E-Commerce, Electrical/Computer Technology, Energy/Petro-Chemical, Financial/Business Services, Internet, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Nanotechnology, Telecommunications, Transportation


  1. Who Protects Innovation in America 2009: The Guardians,
  2. 2015 Patent Litigation Survey, (November 2015)
  3. Litigation Department of the Year,
  4. Managing Intellectual Property World IP Survey,
  5. The 2015 Patent Litigation Survey, (October 2014)
  6. Fish & Richardson P.C. Profile,
  7. "Law Firm of the Year" Awards,
  8. Corporate Counsel,
  9. Law Firm Rankings - 2012 Vault Law 100,
  10. 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business,
  11. " “Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP and Fish & Richardson P.C. continue to lead the ranking...”,
  12. 2016 Diversity Scorecard: The Rankings,
  13. WTR 1000,
  14. WTR 1000,
  15. Managing Intellectual Property 2014 Survey, (February 2014)
  16. International Trade Group of the Year: Fish & Richardson, (31 January 2011)
  17. Fish & Richardson Named "Top 30 Game Law Firm" by Interactive Age, (26 January 2011)
  18. Litigation Department of the Year,
  19. The 2015 Appellate Hot List: Winning Big Cases, Changing the Law,
  20. Managing IP North America awards 2016 – shortlists | Managing Intellectual Property,
  21.  Fish & Richardson Named #1 in International Trade Commission Filings for 2014 by The National Law JournalDel Mar-Carmel Valley, CA Patch  (2015-01-20)
  22.  Fish Named IP Litigation Powerhouse | FishFish & Richardson  (2014-10-06)
  23. IP Group Of The Year: Fish & Richardson - Law360,
  24. Fish & Richardson Named #1 PTAB Law Firm  : General Counsel News,
  25. The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to the best Law firms, top Lawyers, Attorneys, Advocates, Solicitors and Barristers.,
  26. The 2015 IP Hot List,
  27. IAM Patent 1000 - Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - Maximising IP Value for Business,
  28. Staff report (November 7, 1930). Frederick P. Fish, Noted Lawyer, Dies; Was President of American Telephone and Telegraph Co. for Many Years. An Overseer of Harvard. Also a Leading Member of Massachusetts "Tech's" Board and a Bank Director. New York Times

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