BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2007) - IP Law & Business, the leading intellectual property magazine, has for the fourth straight year named the law firm of Fish & Richardson P.C. the top patent litigation firm in the country.

IP Law & Business found that Fish & Richardson handles more patent litigation than any other law firm. The annual survey, which was published in July 2007, ranks firms by the volume of new patent cases filed. Fish was involved in a total of 79 new cases in 2006, 41% more cases than the firm's nearest competitor.

"We are proud of our number one position in patent litigation because it means that more companies rely on us to handle their most complex litigation problems," said Peter J. Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. "Our firm continues to be the premier, go-to firm for high profile, high-stakes patent litigation. Few, if any, firms can match our technical depth and jury trial experience, which is why clients trust us with their most important cases."

Founded in 1878, Fish & Richardson is one of the largest law firms in the U.S. practicing exclusively in the areas of intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law. The firm has 420 attorneys and technology specialists in its 10 offices nationwide. Fish has long represented great innovators and business entrepreneurs, including pioneering inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and the Wright Brothers. It is among the top firms in patent cases at the International Trade Commission and rates among the top U.S. firms in patents and trademarks obtained.

Fish & Richardson represents clients in all fields of emerging technology, including biotechnology, bioinformatics, proteomics, optics, the Internet, and computer hardware and software. In 2006, Fish & Richardson filed 4,748 new patent applications. On the trademark side, Fish & Richardson filed 684 new trademark applications in 2006.

In addition to its intellectual property practice, Fish has a broad complex litigation practice that includes a wide range of high-stakes, high-tech business litigation. The firm also has a corporate practice that offers unique services for start-up and emerging growth companies.

IP Law & Business, which is published by American Lawyer, is a monthly publication written for the intellectual property community.

Contact Information: Contact: Amy Blumenthal Blumenthal & Associates (617) 879-1511 Kelly Largey Fish & Richardson P.C. (800) 818-5070