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Megan Blackwell, Ph.D., Joins Fish & Richardson

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Boston, MA -- Fish & Richardson P.C. announced today that Megan Hepler Blackwell, Ph.D., has joined the firm as a technology specialist in its Boston office. She will support the firm’s Patent Prosecution Group in the areas of physics, medical devices, biotechnology, and electrical engineering. Prior to joining Fish, Dr. Blackwell was a Ph.D. candidate and researcher at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Blackwell received her Ph.D. from the Harvard – MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in 2007 and a double B.S. in physics and in brain and cognitive sciences from MIT in 1999. She has presented her work at numerous conferences and has published in scientific journals. Dr. Blackwell has also filed for a patent for "Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents."

Founded in 1878, Fish & Richardson is one of the largest law firms in the U.S. practicing exclusively in the areas of intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law. The firm has over 420 attorneys and technology specialists in 10 offices nationwide. Fish & Richardson has long represented great innovators and entrepreneurs, including pioneering inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and the Wright Brothers. Fish & Richardson handles more patent litigation than any other law firm in the U.S. (IP Law & Business July 2007) and was rated among the top firms in ITC patent litigation by that publication in June 2007. It also rates among the top U.S. firms in patents and trademarks obtained. In August 2007, Fish was named the top intellectual property (IP) law firm in the U.S. in Corporate Counsel Magazine’s sixth annual survey of "Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies."

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