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McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Favorably Ranked in 2013 Edition of IAM Patent 1000

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (“MBHB”) has been favorably ranked among top law firms in the 2013 edition of edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. Published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe.

MBHB is recognized in the 2013 edition of edition of IAM Patent 1000 as follows:

  • Ranked Silver Tier in Illinois for Patent “Litigation”
  • Recommended in Illinois for Patent “Prosecution”
  • Recommended in Illinois for Patent “Licensing”

MBHB attorneys are recognized in the 2013 edition of IAM Patent 1000 as follows:

  • Daniel A. Boehnen – Ranked Silver Tier in Illinois for Patent “Litigation”
  • Paul H. Berghoff – Ranked Bronze Tier in Illinois for Patent “Litigation”
  • Leif R. Sigmond, Jr. – Ranked Bronze Tier in Illinois for Patent “Litigation”
  • Marcus J. Thymian – Recommended in Illinois for Patent “Prosecution”
  • Kevin E. Noonan – Recommended in Illinois for Patent “Prosecution”
  • Bradley J. Hulbert – Recommended in Illinois for Patent “Licensing”

Feedback gathered during research includes the following:

  • Litigation is meat and drink to admired IP boutique McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, which is home to the dynamic pairing of trial lawyers Daniel Boehnen and Paul Berghoff. Boehnen is an adept performer in high-technology cases, while Berghoff largely concentrates his efforts on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. The ensemble is creative in crafting flexible litigation fee structures which its patrons appreciate; “You can rely on the work coming in on budget,” they enthuse. Other key members include Leif Sigmond, a lawyer who is never outclassed when it comes to suits in the high-technology space.
  • On the licensing front, Bradley Hulbert is one of the most experienced operators here. Clients heartily endorse the firm’s prosecution expertise: “It fields teams that, in terms of technical knowledge and personality, match well with our inventors. Its responsiveness is impeccable – it functions in a timely manner and takes on our feedback too. Its work is more about quality than it is about industrialised production.”
  • New to the IAM Patent 1000 this year are Kevin Noonan and Marcus Thymian. With over a decade of experience as a molecular biologist on his resumé, Noonan is one of the best-schooled practitioners in the biotechnology area and is one of several PhDs on the roster. “He gives strong, objective advice and is very passionate about his job.” Managing partner Thymian is a whizz with electrical, mechanical and software technologies.

About IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners

Published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners was compiled following an extensive research process. Over five months IAM conducted close to 1,500 telephone interviews with attorneys-at-law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. Individuals qualify for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate. In those markets in which practitioners have narrowed the focus of their work, IAM has presented tables highlighting the leaders in the respective areas of prosecution, licensing and litigation. Only those individuals identified by market sources for their exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent matters feature in the IAM Patent 1000. IAM also identified the leading firms in the market – similarly listing them, where appropriate, in prosecution, licensing and litigation tables – as it is clear that the depth of expertise that a firm can offer beyond and in support of its star practitioners is an important factor in the decision to instruct. Firms qualify for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged. Website: http://www.iam-magazine.com/patent1000/rankings/

About McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP 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 U.S. 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. 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, business methods, chemical, electrical, mechanical and materials, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, software and telecommunications. Comprised of over 75 attorneys, the law firm provides effective and service-oriented representation on a case-by-case basis. MBHB attorneys undertake each challenge with a full understanding of their client’s business plan and the ways in which the firm’s services help their clients reach their goals. Regardless of MBHB’s role, the firm never loses sight of their clients’ business objectives. MBHB clients know they have trusted their legal issues and plans for the future with knowledgeable, principled professionals who have their best business interests in mind. Website: www.mbhb.com.