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Fish & Richardson is set to donate $50,000 to civil legal aid organizations across the country—representing $140 per attorney—to honor and celebrate the legacy of Frederick Fish, the firm’s founder who was admitted to the bar 140 years ago in May 1878.

Frederick Fish was one of the most well-known patent attorneys in history, said the firm in a press release, he represented the world’s greatest innovators, including Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the Wright brothers.

Fish & Richardson’s $50,000 donation will be split among the following civil legal aid organizations—which serve the communities where the firm’s 11 U.S. offices are based: Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Lone Star Legal Aid, Northeast Legal Aid, Delaware’s Community Legal Aid Society Inc., Neighborhood Legal Services Program, Legal Services NYC, The Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County, Legal Aid Society of San Diego and Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.

Fish & Richardson is a global intellectual property firm offering patent prosecution, counseling and litigation; trademark and copyright prosecution, counseling and litigation; and commercial litigation services.