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Fish & Richardson Principal Ahmed J. Davis Named One of Nationís Best Advocates

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Washington, DC – Ahmed J. Davis, a principal in Fish & Richardson’s Washington, D.C. office, has been named a “2010 Nation’s Best Advocate: 40 Lawyers Under 40” by the National Bar Association (NBA) and IMPACT. The award recognizes talented individuals, age 40 and under, within the African American legal community who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields and have demonstrated a strong commitment to empowering, uplifting, and advocating for the African American community. Mr. Davis will receive his award during the 85th annual NBA Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.

"Ahmed has earned this recognition as one of the Nation’s Best Advocates,” said Peter Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. “Ahmed is a talented IP litigator and deserves this honor. We are proud to have him on our team at Fish.”

Mr. Davis focuses his practice on complex patent litigation in a vast range of technical areas, including chemistry, biotechnology, medical devices, and mechanical and electrical engineering. With experience in all phases of litigation, Mr. Davis has appeared and argued in the Markman and summary judgment contexts in numerous federal district courts, has tried cases in federal district court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Davis is the pro bono director and coordinator for the Washington, D.C. office, providing general oversight of all the cases the office handles. He also is a member of the Diversity Hiring Committee, whose goal is to attract top diverse talent to the firm, and he has served as a mentor to summer associates for the past seven years. Outside the office, Mr. Davis serves as a Deacon at the Montgomery Baptist Church in Gaithersburg, MD.

Mr. Davis received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999. He received his M.S. in chemistry from Emory University in 1996 and his B.S., cum laude, in chemistry from Morehouse College in 1994.

About The National Bar Association

The National Bar Association (NBA) was founded in 1925 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominately African American attorneys and judges. Representing approximately 44,000 lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students, the NBA seeks to advance the science of jurisprudence, preserve the independence of the judiciary, and uphold the honor and integrity of the legal profession. For more information, visit


IMPACT was founded in 2006 to engage and build a network of young professionals of color to foster civic engagement, increase knowledge of the political and legislative processes, and enhance economic empowerment opportunities. For more information, visit

About Fish & Richardson

Fish & Richardson is a leading global law firm with 400 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. The firm was recently named top patent prosecution firm (Managing Intellectual Property, February 2010), was honored as an IP Firm of the Year (Law360, January 2010), and named a finalist for top IP litigation department of the year (American Lawyer, January 2010). Fish handles more patent litigation than any other law firm (IP Law & Business, September 2009), is the number one IP firm for America’s biggest companies (Corporate Counsel, September 2009), and was named the number one firm in the world for PCT filings (Managing Intellectual Property, October 2009). The firm also handled two of the top ten most important IP cases of 2009 (Managing Intellectual Property, January 2010). For more information, visit

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