Fish & Richardson PC

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for

Stellar litigation group that continues to be among the most prolific in trial, appellate and administrative patent proceedings, and supplemented by a stable of lawyers providing prosecution and transactional support. Enjoys a fine track record for its work before the ITC. Particularly noted for representation of clients from the hi-tech sector.

Notable practitioners

DJ Healey is "a top practitioner and always impresses," peers say. She is highly reputable, with a long history of representing clients in both state and federal courts and in arbitrations.

Juanita Brooks is a well-known patent litigator with expertise handling life sciences and hi-tech patent disputes. She is noted for her strength in ANDA cases and proceedings related to FRAND technology. Peers remark: "She is fantastic, a true trial litigator," with one adding that "she is a staple in our industry."

Michael McKeon is praised by sources for his "really strategic, high-quality advice - he's always thinking three steps ahead of where the litigation may go." He is adept at handling all manner of IP disputes relating to telecommunications, semiconductors and computer technologies. He is also noted for his strong ITC practice.

"Dean of the patent Bar" Ruffin Cordell is a highly esteemed trial attorney with a renowned IP litigation practice. He acts as first chair in complex electrical and mechanical patent disputes, and also has great experience appearing in proceedings before the ITC.