AUSTIN, Texas (LAWFUEL) – The national law firm of Fish & Richardson, P.C., is announcing the addition of Chris R. Johnson as an associate in the firm’s litigation group.
Before joining Fish & Richardson, Mr. Johnson worked as a law clerk to the Hon. Alvin A. Schall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Johnson earned his law degree from Duke University in 2006, graduating magna cum laude with other honors that include membership in Order of the Coif. He also served as staff editor and member of the editorial board for the Duke Law Journal.
Prior to earning his law degree, Mr. Johnson earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Washington State University in 1997. He earned his bachelor’s degree in paper science and engineering from the University of Washington in 1995.
Before attending law school, Mr. Johnson worked as a control systems engineer for Anvil Corporation, where he led engineering design teams. He also volunteered for the United Way in its loaned executive program.
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 more than 320 attorneys and technology specialists in nine offices nationwide. 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 2005). It is the top firm in patent cases at the International Trade Commission and rates among the top U.S. firms in patents and trademarks obtained.