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McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

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Managing Partner: Grantland G. Drutchas
Number of partners: 61
Number of lawyers: 76

Firm Overview:
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (‘MBHB’) provides creative, pragmatic business solutions through a variety of intellectual property services, including litigation, prosecution, and general client counseling. With offices in Illinois, California and North Carolina, MBHB provides comprehensive legal services to obtain and enforce its clients’ intellectual property rights, from navigating patent office procedures to litigating complex infringement actions. MBHB attorneys prosecute patent and trademark applications in both the US and abroad, handle intellectual property litigation matters in trial and appellate courts across the country, and counsel clients nationwide and worldwide on the enforcement and defense of their intellectual property rights.

Main Areas of Practice: 

-Counseling
-Licensing
-Litigation & Appeals (Intellectual Property)
-Patent
-Prosecution
-PTAB Trials
-Startups & Entrepreneurs
-Trade Secrets
-Trademark, Unfair Competition, Advertising Law & Copyright


Intellectual Property:
MBHB attorneys are experienced in the procurement, licensing, enforcement, and defense of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition actions in a number of technological disciplines and product categories including:
■Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
■Chemical
■Electrical
■Mechanical & Materials
■Medical Device & Diagnostics
■Software & Business Methods
■Telecommunications

Comprised of 76 attorneys and 12 technical professionals, MBHB provides effective and service-oriented representation on a case-by-case basis. MBHB’s client list includes Fortune 100 companies, mid-size companies, start-ups and academic institutions.

MBHB devotes about 50% of its practice to patent and trademark prosecution and counseling.

The firm counsels clients on the management and development of their intellectual property assets and craft strategies consistent with their business goals. Likewise, MBHB dedicates about 50% of its practice to litigation. The firm stands at the forefront of legally complex, highly technical patent litigation.