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Kinari Patel Joins Fish & Richardson

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Washington, DC – Fish & Richardson P.C. announced today that Kinari Patel has joined the Washington, D.C. office as an associate in its Litigation Group. Prior to joining Fish, she was an associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Patel was a patent examiner in electrical engineering at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Ms. Patel received her J.D. in 2007 from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where she was a Note & Comment Editor for the Catholic University Law Review and president of the Intellectual Property Students Association. She was also a semifinalist at the national level in the 2007 Giles S. Rich Moot Court Competition, and won the Best Brief Award at the regional level. She received her B.S.E. in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 2002. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.

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 nearly 500 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 2008). The firm also handles more patent litigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC) than any other firm in the nation (IP Law & Business June 2008). It also rates among the top U.S. firms in patents and trademarks obtained. Fish & Richardson was named "Law Firm of the Year for Life Sciences and Biotechnology" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine in April 2008. 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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