Honors & Awards

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP: Recent Honors & Awards

  • MBHB is highly ranked in key intellectual property-related practice areas within the 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions of U.S.News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Overall rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their relevant practice area(s), and a review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. MBHB is recognized at the national and Chicago metropolitan levels in the guide-designated categories of: "Biotechnology Law," "Litigation -- Intellectual Property," "Litigation -- Patent," "Patent Law," and "Trademark Law." 
  • MBHB is favorably ranked among top law firms in the 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the category of “Intellectual Property.” Chambers USA determined that MBHB is composed of “outstanding and consistently excellent patent lawyers” and the “firm is very strategic and very practical.” MBHB was recognized as “doing a good job in biotechnology and chemicals with some fine lawyers.”
  • MBHB is favorably ranked in the 2013 World IP Survey guide, as published by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. MBHB is recognized within the United States in the guide-designated categories of “Patent Prosecution” and “Bio Life Sciences.”
  • MBHB and several of its partners are favorably ranked in the 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 editions of IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, as published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine. MBHB and several partners are recognized within Illinois in the IAM Patent 1000 guide-designated categories of “Prosecution,” “Litigation,” and “Transactions.”
  • MBHB is favorably ranked in BTI Intellectual Property Outlook 2015: Changes, Trends and Opportunities in IP & IP Litigation (as published by the BTI Consulting Group) in the categories of “Go-To IP Law Firm,” "Best for Complex Patent Work,” and “Go-To IP Litigation Firm.”
  • Eight MBHB partners were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2017 and 2016 editions within the Best Lawyers-designated specialty areas of: Biotechnology Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law; and Trademark Law.
  • Six MBHB partners were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2015 edition within the Best Lawyers-designated specialty areas of: Biotechnology Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law; and Trademark Law.
  • Five MBHB partners were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2014 edition within the Best Lawyers-designated specialty areas of: Biotechnology Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law; and Trademark Law.
  • Four MBHB partners were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2013 edition within the Best Lawyers-designated specialty areas of: Biotechnology Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law; and Trademark Law.
  • MBHB is ranked in the 2017 “Vault 20 Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For.” MBHB is ranked in the 2017, 2016 and 2015 “Vault Top 150 Under 150,” Vault’s list of leading midsized law firms (those with fewer than 150 attorneys). MBHB is highly ranked in the 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 “Vault Law Firm Rankings: Best Law Firms in Each Practice Area: Intellectual Property Boutiques.”
  • MBHB is favorably ranked in the 2016 edition of Juristat's “Top 100 U.S. Patent Firms.” According to Juristat, this is the only ranking of U.S. patent prosecution firms that is based on the objective measurement of those firms’ performance in front of the USPTO. 
  • MBHB partners Dr. Kevin Noonan, Dr. Sherri Oslick, Dr. Andrew Williams and Dr. Donald Zuhn, Jr. are favorably recognized in the 2016 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards. The Readers’ Choice Awards recognize top authors being read by C-suite executives, in-house counsel, media, and other professionals across the JD Supra platform.
  • MBHB was named a 2012 and 2013 “Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies” in the areas of (respectively) “Intellectual Property” and "Patent Prosecution." To select Go-To Law Firms, American Lawyer Media surveys general counsel at Fortune 500 companies and asks them which law firms they rely on in various practice areas.
  • IP Law + Business’s “Who Protects Innovation in America 2009” names MBHB as a top patent prosecution firm. IP Law + Business recently polled some of the country’s largest companies and found that MBHB ranked among the top go-to intellectual property firms.
  • A recent Corporate Counsel survey ranked MBHB in the top ten firms representing the Fortune 250 in intellectual property, with MBHB outranking a number of general practice firms.
  • MBHB is ranked in the 2015 “Vault Top 150 Under 150,” Vault’s list of leading midsized law firms (those with fewer than 150 attorneys).
  • The Legal 500 directory ranks MBHB in the top ten firms in life science/chemical patent litigation.
  • MBHB Partner Paul H. Berghoff was selected to receive the Intellectual Property Owners Association's (“IPO”) 2011 President's Distinguished Service Award. The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and dedication to the IPO over a substantial period of time. IPO President Doug Norman presented the award during the luncheon at the IPO's Annual Meeting on September 13, 2011 in Los Angeles.
  • MBHB partner Paul H. Berghoff was named the Best Lawyers in America® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for the Chicago metropolitan area in the category of “Litigation - Intellectual Property” and Best Lawyers in America® 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for the Chicago metropolitan area in the category of “Patent Law.”  
  • MBHB partner Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D. was named the Best Lawyers in America® 2017 and 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” for the Chicago metropolitan area in the category of “Biotechnology Law.” 
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