BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2010) -  Fish & Richardson has received top national rankings for its Intellectual Property and International Trade Commission (ITC) practices in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Fish also received top rankings for its regional IP practices in California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas. In addition, 20 Fish attorneys were selected for inclusion in the directory as leaders in their practice areas. 

An elite top ranking means that Fish and its attorneys stood out -- from in-depth interviews with thousands of lawyers and clients across the country -- for the strength of their practice, expertise, and reputation in the market. 

"We are honored to receive such high rankings in Chambers, especially since it is based on the opinions of clients and peers," said Peter Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. "It is especially rewarding to be recognized for our deep expertise in our core IP practice area and for the number 1 ranking of our leading ITC practice."

Fish is one of the top firms practicing before the ITC and is currently handling 25 percent of all active cases there. Fish brings a multidisciplinary approach to ITC proceedings, drawing on its expertise in patent law, litigation, and licensing of intellectual property rights.

Chambers and Partners is a global research organization that has published annual lawyer and law firm directories for 20 years. Widely considered to be the most reputable directories in the world, inclusion in Chambers is based solely on the findings of its research teams, who conduct extensive interviews with thousands of lawyers and clients. Criteria for the rankings include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by legal clients. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. 

Fish & Richardson is a leading global law firm with 400 attorneys and technology specialists practicing intellectual property strategy and counseling, intellectual property litigation, and business litigation. Fish does cutting-edge legal work for innovative clients who value their intellectual property. The firm was recently named top patent prosecution firm (Managing Intellectual Property, February 2010), was honored as an IP Firm of the Year (Law360, January 2010), and named a finalist for top IP litigation department of the year (American Lawyer, January 2010). Fish handles more patent litigation than any other law firm (IP Law & Business, September 2009), is the number one IP firm for America's biggest companies (Corporate Counsel, September 2009), and was named the number one firm in the world for PCT filings (Managing Intellectual Property, October 2009). The firm also handled two of the top ten most important IP cases of 2009 (Managing Intellectual Property, January 2010). For more information, visit

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