John Dragseth (Principal) was recently quoted in Law360 article, “The Federal Circuit Judges You Want On Your PTAB Appeal” on March 1, 2017.
2016 marked the fourth anniversary of the America Invents Act (AIA). The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) was once again the forum of choice for challenging patentability of claims, surpassing the Eastern District of Texas as the #1 venue for patent disputes. 2016 also marked the launch of the PTAB Bar Association, the first national bar association of its kind to form in more than 30 years. The PTAB Bar Association intends to establish best practices for the unique skills required to practice before the PTAB. More than 45 law firms joined to form the association, which will host its inaugural conference in 2017.
Fish & Richardson Named #1 PTAB Law Firm in the U.S. for 2016 by Managing Intellectual Property MagazineFebruary 17, 2017
Fish & Richardson is the #1 law firm at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for 2016 according to Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine and its latest PTAB survey. Fish represented petitioners and respondents in 207 proceedings — handling 34 more PTAB cases overall than its closest competitor. Fish is also the #1 most active firm representing petitioners at the PTAB for the third year in a row, with 125 petitions filed — 58 more petitions than the second place firm on this list.
Karl Renner (Principal) was recently quoted in Law360 article, “Once A Mystery, PTAB Remands Start To Take Shape” on February 9, 2017.
In recently published analysis from Docket Navigator, Fish & Richardson is listed as the top firm in the PTAB (Patent Trial and Appeal Board) in 2016. Fish & Richardson represented clients in over 200 PTAB proceedings. In this analysis, law firms and corporate legal departments were measured by the number of IPR (inter partes review), CBM (covered business method), and PGR (post-grant review) proceedings handled.