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Brian Coggio Joins Fish & Richardson
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Leading patent litigator comes to firm from Greenberg Traurig
New York, NY -- Continuing the growth of the New York office and increasing its strength in pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent litigation, Fish & Richardson P.C. announced today that Brian Coggio has joined the firm’s New York office. He comes to Fish & Richardson from Greenberg Traurig where he was a Shareholder.
Mr. Coggio has extensive patent litigation and trial experience in federal courts, including actions instituted under the Hatch Waxman Act, and before the International Trade Commission, as well as in worldwide litigations. He has represented clients across a wide range of industries, with particularly strong experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries. Among his clients are: Hoffman-LaRoche Inc., Sandoz, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Corp., and Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
"We are very pleased to welcome Brian to the firm," said David Francescani, Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson’s New York office. "He has an impressive track record as a patent litigator and brings further depth to our firm that will enable us to continue to expand our work in the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical industries."
Mr. Coggio started his career at the Intellectual Property firm Pennie & Edmonds before moving to a general practice firm.
"Brian’s return to an IP firm is yet another sign that an IP firm is the best place for any lawyer who seeks the most challenging and innovative IP work," Mr. Francescani continued.
"I am very happy to return to a firm that focuses on Intellectual Property," Mr. Coggio said. "Fish & Richardson has a remarkable reputation, known far and wide as an ‘IP Powerhouse,’ and I am looking forward to working with the very best in my field."
Fish & Richardson has been continually recognized as the top patent litigation firm in the country. In 2007, the firm was named the top patent litigation firm in the country by IP Law & Business, the leading intellectual property magazine. In a survey published in their July 2007 issue, IP Law & Business found that Fish & Richardson handles more patent litigation than any other firm. The survey ranks firms by the number of new patent cases initiated or defended in 2005. Fish & Richardson has ranked number one on the survey for five out of the six years that IP Law & Business has been publishing its survey of top patent litigation firms.
Mr. Coggio received a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, cum laude, where he was an Editor of the Fordham Law Review, an L.L.M. in Trade Regulations from New York University School of Law, and his Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College. He is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law, where he teaches a course in patent litigation.
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 more than 450 attorneys in ten offices in the United States and one office in Germany. 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." Fish & Richardson represents clients in all fields of emerging technology, including biotechnology, bioinformatics, proteomics, optics, the Internet, and computer hardware and software. In 2006, Fish & Richardson filed 4,748 new patent applications. On the trademark side, Fish & Richardson filed 684 new trademark applications in 2006.
In addition to its intellectual property practice, Fish has a broad complex litigation practice that includes a wide range of high-stakes, high-tech business litigation. The firm also has a corporate practice that offers unique services for start-up and emerging growth companies.
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