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Fish & Richardson Adds Robert M. O’Connell, Jr. as Of Counsel in Trademark and Copyright Group

Monday, March 11, 2013

Fish & Richardson today announced that Robert M. O’Connell, Jr., previously Senior Counsel at Goodwin Procter, has joined the firm’s Boston office as Of Counsel in its Trademark and Copyright Group, where he will continue to focus his practice on copyright, trademark, licensing, and brand management matters. O’Connell is the third lateral hire for Fish’s Trademark and Copyright Group this year.

With over 20 years of experience, O’Connell has represented clients on all aspects of domestic and international trademark law; registration and protection of copyrights; proper trademark and copyright usage and protection on the Internet; clearance and selection of pharmaceutical names; and a variety of licensing and technology transfer agreements, website development and co-branding agreements. He also has extensive commercial litigation and dispute resolution experience in state and federal courts and before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board.

“This is another important lateral hire for Fish and we are excited to have Bob join our team,” said Cindy Johnson Walden, Trademark and Copyright Group Practice Leader at Fish. “Bob has tremendous depth of experience and his skills will be invaluable to our trademark and copyright practice as we continue to grow.”

O’Connell was named a leading trademark attorney, and one of the top 10 in the Boston market, by World Trademark Review for three years running. He received his J.D.,cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 1991 and his B.A. from Williams College in 1987.

Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic counseling and litigation services to innovative clients who seek to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property (IP). Founded in 1878, Fish’s early clients included Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers. The firm has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and commercial litigation. Fish is consistently singled out for its superior technical expertise and great results, and has been named the top patent litigation firm in the country for nine consecutive years, the number one IP firm for America’s biggest companies, and an elite top tier law practice. For more information, visit or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.

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