Five Fish & Richardson Attorneys Selected as 2013 "Lawyers of the Year" in Patent Law, Technology Law, IP Litigation, and Patent Litigation by Best Lawyers in America®

BOSTON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson today announced that five of its attorneys have been singled out as 2013 "Lawyers of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America. Only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." According to Best Lawyers, "receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity."

The Fish attorneys selected as a Best Lawyers' 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" are:

  • Mark S. Ellinger, Minneapolis, MN – Patent Law
  • David L. Feigenbaum, Boston, MA – Technology Law
  • Robert E. Hillman, Boston, MA – Intellectual Property Litigation
  • William J. Marsden, Jr., Wilmington, DE – Patent Litigation
  • John M. Skenyon, Boston, MA – Patent Litigation

"Lawyers of the Year" are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments Best Lawyers conduct with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor because it is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey that includes almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.

Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic counseling and litigation services to innovative clients who seek to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property (IP). With more than 375 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and business litigation, Fish is known for its superior technical expertise. Fish has been named top patent litigation firm in the country for eight straight years, a premier IP firm for America's biggest companies, and an elite top tier law practice. For more information, visit or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.

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