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John C. Adkisson

Fish & Richardson P. C., Partner

Minneapolis, Minnesota
John C. Adkisson, the president and chief executive officer of Fish & Richardson P.C., is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction. He has a reputation for his in-the-trenches work ethic and passion for promoting Fish’s culture of innovation and teamwork. His priorities include expanding the firm’s global reach and continuing to offer extraordinary value to every client in every matter. Mr. Adkisson has been a member of the firm’s management committee since 2017 and served as the managing group leader for the firm’s 200-plus lawyer litigation group since 2017. In addition to serving as president and CEO of the firm, Mr. Adkisson has 20-plus years of experience as a patent infringement litigator. Over the past decade, Mr. Adkisson has focused on high-stakes pharmaceutical cases, including representing clients in Hatch-Waxman and the rapidly emerging field of biosimilar litigation. Mr. Adkisson has also acted as lead counsel in numerous post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Some of Mr. Adkisson’s high-profile cases include helping Repligen Corp. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology win a $65 million settlement from ImClone Systems. He was on the team that represented Coherus BioSciences Inc. and succeeded in getting three key patents covering AbbVie Inc.’s arthritis medication Humira® — the world’s best-selling drug — invalidated by the PTAB in 2017. As the managing group leader for the firm’s litigation group, Mr. Adkisson played a pivotal role in investing in and shaping the firm’s next generation of trial lawyers. He is a strong proponent of Fish’s 1L Diversity Fellowship program, which awards scholarships and summer associate positions to diverse first-year law students. Mr. Adkisson’s contributions to the field of intellectual property law have been widely recognized. In 2020, Law360 featured Mr. Adkisson in his new role as CEO. In 2015, The National Law Journal profiled his long-standing successful work on behalf of 3M Co. He has also been named a Minnesota Super Lawyer for the past six years and has been included in Best Lawyers in America® every year since 2015.

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