MINNEAPOLIS, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson today announced that Ann Cathcart Chaplin, Litigation Practice Group Leader (PGL), has been named a "2013 Intellectual Property Rising Star" by Law360. Cathcart Chaplin was one of nine IP attorneys selected for this elite list of "attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age" from almost 1,000 nominations.
As PGL of Fish's Litigation Group since 2011, Cathcart Chaplin oversees nearly 200 lawyers in 12 worldwide offices that make up the firm's premier patent litigation and commercial litigation practices. For the past nine years, the Litigation Group has handled more U.S. patent litigation than any other firm in the country. She is also an elected member of Fish's Management Committee and serves as the Managing Principal of the Twin Cities office.
Cathcart Chaplin's legal practice emphasizes patent, trade secret, and trademark litigation and enforcement for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to growing companies and universities. Her extensive technology experience includes chemicals, consumer products, manufacturing, medical devices, semiconductors, and software.
In 2011, Cathcart Chaplin was named to The American Lawyer's list of "45 Under 45 Superstar Women in Law" and Twin Cities Business' list of "200 Minnesotans You Should Know." She was recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a "40 Under Forty" leader and "Top 25 Women to Watch" and a "Minnesotan on the Move" by Finance & Commerce.She received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1998 and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota in 1995. 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 www.fr.com or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter. SOURCE Fish & Richardson