Fish & Richardson PC

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Strong patent litigation outfit representing some of the world's biggest technology and telecommunications names. Also noted for its strength in contentious and noncontentious matters arising from the life sciences industry. Additional strength in data privacy, trade secrets and cybersecurity matters.

Strengths One rival attorney asserts: "Fish & Richardson are terrific; you definitely need your A-game when you're up against them."

Another source states: "They're top-notch for litigation, and they have a national presence from the East Coast to the West Coast, so they can bring a lot to bear."

Work highlights Defended Huawei Technologies in a series of lawsuits brought against it by Nokia alleging the infringement of a number of patents relating to the 3GPP/LTE standards for both cell phones and tablets.

Notable practitioners

David Hoffman is a talented litigator who handles patent, trade secrets and contractual disputes. Sources say that he is "very intelligent, professional and provides excellent legal advice."

DJ Healey is a hugely respected litigator with a focus on patent disputes, as well as related antitrust and tort claims, at all levels, including district courts, federal courts and the US Supreme Court. Sources say: "She's a go-to for big strategy thinking. She has a very good knowledge of the law and an ability to outthink everybody."