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Fish & Richardson Attorneys Marchese and Barnes Launch Patent Damages Blog

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Intellectual Property Law Firm

San Diego, CA -- Fish & Richardson attorneys Chris Marchese and Justin Barnes, both principals with the firm in the Southern California office, have launched a blog dedicated to keeping readers apprised of the latest news about patent damages law.

The blog ( is a filter and aggregator of news and information about developments in the law of patent damages, including trial and appellate court decisions, legislation, and third party commentary, prepared by two patent infringement trial lawyers with the expertise to shed light on this rapidly changing area of law.

“Patent damages is one of the most talked about aspects of patent reform and we want to be a part of the conversation,” states Marchese. “The way damages are awarded in patent infringement cases is being scrutinized by the judiciary and legislature and both are working toward extensive reform. We want to help patent holders understand these changes.”

Marchese and Barnes also disseminate information about patent damages and new postings on their blog through their Twitter account @patentdamages.

Marchese’s practice focuses on patent litigation, including cases involving computer networking, hardware, and software, as well as integrated circuits, compression technology, and wireless communications. In 1999, Marchese co-authored a comprehensive treatise on patent damages that is updated annually and has been cited by the Federal Circuit in Lucent v. Gateway, as well as numerous district courts. In addition, he has written numerous law review articles on subjects that include patent damages, federal jurisdiction, and the best mode requirement. His articles have been cited by district courts and the Federal Circuit.

Barnes’s practice emphasizes intellectual property/technology litigation including patent, trade secret, and contract matters. He has extensive experience with MPEG audio and video compression standards (both encoding and decoding), as well as other audio and video standards, digital and analog circuitry, and other complex technologies. Barnes is the director of attorney training in the San Diego office and also teaches courses for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Fish & Richardson attorneys maintain two other blog pages: and

About Fish & Richardson

Fish & Richardson is a leading global law firm with more than 350 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. For over 130 years, Fish has been serving great innovators, helping protect countless ideas, nurturing discoveries, and facilitating the entry of new concepts to market. The firm has been ranked the number one patent litigation firm in the country for seven straight years (Corporate Counsel, 2003-2010), a top IP firm for America’s biggest companies (Corporate Counsel, September 2010), and an elite Tier 1 patent prosecution firm (Managing Intellectual Property, February 2010). Fish was honored as an IP Firm of the Year (Law360, January 2010), named a finalist for top IP Litigation Department of the Year (American Lawyer, January 2010), and was named the number one firm in the US for PCT filings (Managing Intellectual Property, October 2010). 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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