Fish & Richardson principal Adam Shartzer has been selected as a 2020 “Rising Star” by Law360. The award honors attorneys under the age of 40 with notable accomplishments in their practice area. Shartzer, who is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, was one of only five attorneys selected as a Rising Star in the intellectual property category.
Fish Of Counsel Andrew Dommer spoke with Law360 about the Patent Trial and Appeals Board’s new pilot program, “Fast Track Appeals,” which would expedite decisions in 125 cases per quarter for applicants who pay a $400 fee.
Fish & Richardson has defended more patent suits over the past decade than any other firm, according to the Patent Litigation Report 2020 published by Lex Machina. Between 2010 and 2019, Fish handled over 1,800 patent defense cases – nearly 1,000 more than our nearest competitor firm in the rankings. This volume of work reinforces Fish’s reputation as the go-to firm for complex, high-stakes, bet-the-company patent litigation.
USPTO Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Change AIA Rules on Institution and Responsive Briefing
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the rules of practice in light of SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, 138 S. Ct. 1348 (2018).
Rick Bisenius Quoted in Law.com Article, “Skilled in the Art: How PTAB is Boosting the Next Generation of IP Lawyers”
Fish Principal Rick Bisenius was interviewed for Law.com’s “Skilled in the Art” series on May 4, 2020 where he discussed the USPTO’s Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP), which allows attorneys with less than seven years’ experience an extra 15 minutes of argument time before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).