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Fish & Richardson Names Two New Principals in Boston

Boston, MA, January 19, 2011 – Fish & Richardson has named Thomas Brown and Michael Hamlin as principals in the firm’s Boston office, effective January 1, 2011. Overall, 16 attorneys were elevated to principal across the firm’s 11 offices.

Thomas Brown will continue to focus his practice on patent litigation and prosecution in the area of computer science as a principal in the firm’s IP Litigation Group. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2003, and his B.S., magna cum laude, in computer science and political science from Yale University in 1998.

Michael Hamlin will continue to focus his practice on patent prosecution in the areas of medical devices and mechanical engineering as a principal in the firm’s Patent Group. He has also been appointed recruiting principal for the Boston office. Mr. Hamlin received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2003 and his B.S. in engineering from the University of Alabama at Huntsville in 2000.

Fish & Richardson is a leading global law firm with more than 350 attorneys and technology specialists practicing intellectual property strategy and counseling, intellectual property litigation, and business litigation. Fish does cutting-edge legal work for innovative clients who value their intellectual property. For over 130 years, Fish has been serving great innovators, helping protect countless ideas, nurturing discoveries, and facilitating the entry of new concepts to market. The firm has been ranked the number one patent litigation firm in the country for seven straight years (Corporate Counsel, 2003-2010), a top IP firm for America’s biggest companies (Corporate Counsel, September 2010), and an elite Tier 1 patent prosecution firm (Managing Intellectual Property, February 2010). Fish was honored as an IP Firm of the Year (Law360, January 2010), named a finalist for top IP Litigation Department of the Year (American Lawyer, January 2010), and was named the number one firm in the U.S. for PCT filings (Managing Intellectual Property, October 2010). The firm also handled two of the top ten most important IP cases of 2009 (Managing Intellectual Property, January 2010). For more information, visit http://www.fr.com.

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Contact: Amy Blumenthal or Kelly Largey
Blumenthal & Associates Fish & Richardson
(617) 879-1511 (800) 818-5070
amyb@blumenthalpr.com largey@fr.com

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