Fish & Richardson.

Fish & Richardson.

4 Star Rating     3 reviews

https://www.fr.com/ 
Main Office:
One Marina Park Drive | Boston | MA | 02110
Phone: 617-542-5070  | Fax: 617-542-8906 
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Year of establishment 1878 Number of Partners 168
Number of offices 12 Partner:associate ratio 1.10
Biggest office Boston Percentage of women attorneys 17.40
Number of attorneys 400 Percentage of minority attorneys 16.40
Number of associates 158 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.70
Fish & Richardson.
   3 reviews

Overview

Fish has been winning cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the most innovative clients and influential industry leaders since 1878.Our mission at Fish is to promote a creative, respectful, and inclusive culture that values the diversity of people, and allows ingenuity to thrive.The demand for clean technology and a robust green initiative is apparent across the globe. Fish has taken this to heart both in our offices and in our services.


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Fish & Richardson. Reviews

- Reviewed on October 26, 2017

I would like to see upper management start to take care of the negative people that I have to work with. I would also like to see them put in a set of guidelines that would reduce the amount of idle chatter that is allowed.


Pros : We have some very knowledgeable attorneys here that are always willing to lend you a hand when you need it. Our staff is also very diverse and we have members that specialize in all kinds of different fields.
Cons : The politics in the office can be pretty bad. I feel as though the politics and somewhat hostile nature of the office can be counter conducive to me getting work done.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

- Reviewed on July 01, 2017

I would give the younger associates opportunities to contribute. I think this would reduce the amount of work for everyone. As for the departments being in other offices, a more streamlined communication channel would be nice.


Pros : I found all of the other associates great to work with. Many of them are very knowledgeable and are willing to lend a helping hand. I also was exposed to many interesting cases and team work on them was top notch.
Cons : The hours can be very long. I found myself working with some very demanding clients which increased the hours. The other issue is the other departments are spread out, so all dealings with them will be remotely. I found this hard to deal with at times.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

Notable cases

  • Throughout its history, the firm has handled many significant, high-profile matters for its clients. Some of the more recent significant cases include:
  • Fish & Richardson won a major jury verdict for Adobe Systems in a patent suit in July 2012 suit brought by Tarkus Imaging Inc. over its automatic tone correction patent. Tarkus had asked for several million dollars in damages. The jury also found that Adobe did not actively induce infringement or commit contributory infringement of any of the claims in the patent in suit.
  • Fish & Richardson won a groundbreaking US Supreme Court case on March 20, 2012 for its client Mayo Clinic in its eight-year patent litigation with Prometheus Laboratories (Mayo Collaborative Services and Mayo Clinic, Rochester v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.). The Supreme Court ruled that Prometheus' two broad drug monitoring patents for using Thiopurine drugs to treat autoimmune diseases were invalid and not patent eligible.
  • Fish & Richardson secured an almost $32 million appellate win for video game legend Richard Garriott when the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment of almost $32 million in favor of computer gaming pioneer Richard Garriott in a breach of contract case against South Korea-based NCsoft Corp.

Awards and recognitions

Fish & Richardson is consistently ranked among the leading law firms in each of its central practice areas. Additionally, its lawyers are consistently recognized as industry leaders and ranked among the best practitioners worldwide. Some of its recent accolades are as under:

Fish & Richardson receives Top 2011 "Band 1" rankings in intellectual property and international trade for 2011-2012 by Chambers USA
Fish & Richardson received top Tier 1 national ranking in intellectual property and Patent Prosecution for 2011-2012 by The Legal 500
Fish & Richardson named a Top Trademark Law Firm for 2011-2012 by World Trademark Review
Fish & Richardson named Top "Tier 1" National Rankings in Patent Prosecution, Patent Litigation, Litigation, Life Sciences, and International Trade Commission for 2011-2012 by Managing Intellectual Property
Fish & Richardson named Go-To Intellectual Property Law Firm for Top Fortune 500 Companies by Corporate Counsel for 2012.
Fish & Richardson named as a Top Trademark Law Firm by World Trademark Review for the year 2011-2012
Fish & Richardson named No 1 Patent Litigation Firm by Corporate Counsel for 8 consecutive years from 2004-2011
Fish & Richardson named Patent Law Firm of the Year for 2011 by the US News Media Group and Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms survey
Fish & Richardson recipient of "Tier 1" rankings in Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Technology Law, and Trademark Law for 2011 by the US News Media Group and Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms survey
Fish & Richardson named to Top IP Law Firm representing America's largest Corporations by Corporate Counsel
Fish & Richardson named No 1 summer associate program, ranked No 10 as the "Best Law Firm to Work For," and ranked No 1 IP and IP litigation firm for 2011 by Vault


Diversity

The philosophy of diversity has a strong foundation at Fish & Richardson and is an integral part of its practice. The firm asserts that it is its mission to promote a creative, respectful, and inclusive culture that values the diversity of people, experiences, perspectives, talents, and capabilities, and allows ingenuity to thrive.

For Fish & Richardson, diversity is a long-term commitment, adding value to both the law firm and the legal profession as a whole. It is an integral part of who they are as a firm. As a firm that has had world icons, legendary innovators as its clients, they know the quality and strength that a diverse community brings to the workplace.

For Fish & Richardson, diversity is a long-term commitment, adding value to both the law firm and the legal profession as a whole. It is an integral part of who they are as a firm.

Its President Peter J. Devlin has said that it gratifies them no end that their diversity efforts has been recognized and they have been listed among the top law firms of the country for diversity. Fish & Richardson is committed to building and sustaining diversity in the workplace.

It works hard to attract, retain, and advance the most talented and qualified legal staff regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, marital status, or disability.

Fish & Richardson encourages and supports internal affinity groups such as the Black Legal Staff Affinity Group, EMPOWER Women's Initiative, GLBT Affinity Group, and the Hispanic/Latino Affinity Group. These groups meet regularly and are influential in building diversity awareness at the workplace.

Summer associate program

Fish & Richardson gives its Summer Associates a broad idea of what it would be like to work at the firm by giving them meaningful work assignments and plenty of opportunities to interact with its attorneys.

Summer Associates may prepare patent and trademark applications; conduct research for litigation cases; attend client meetings, depositions, and even trials. They also receive one-on-one training from attorneys, and through formal training sessions coordinated by the firm's professional development staff. Additionally, summer associates participate in the firm's nationwide videoconferences, which provide information relevant to its practice.

The firm hires Summer Associates hoping that they will continue their careers at the firm. Summer Associates are given feedback throughout their summer time at the firm. The associates are given interesting work assignments that include assisting lawyers in matters of importance. Each summer associate is assigned a mentor based on common interests, educational background, and other criteria.

It's not all work, associates get many occasions to meet informally in fun-filled events to interact with one another. Social events coordinated locally vary from formal dinners, cooking classes and wine tastings to activities such as video game nights, bowling, and canoeing.

Working for the Fish & Richardson.

Fish combines challenging work with great people to create a firm where its attorneys and staff enjoy coming to work every day. The firm's offices pulsate with people working together on projects that require creativity and teamwork. The firm's practice is diverse and at the forefront of an ever-changing world of science and business.

Working for Fish & Richardson will be a rewarding and meaningful experience for the associate, as a person and as a professional. The associate will be exposed to an interesting and challenging mix of work learning from professionals and seasoned lawyers. Through the many firm generated and sponsored programs and the continually evolving programs, the associate can take charge of their careers and craft a career and professional persona that makes him or her proud.

At Fish you will have the opportunity to be creative and imaginative and you will not be constrained by insistence on following conventional methods of practice. The staff members bring a level of professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment to work each and every day and all work in a collaborative work environment.

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