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McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Favorably Ranked in 2014 Edition of IAM Patent 1000

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (“MBHB”) has been favorably ranked among top law firms in the 2014 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 2014 edition of edition of IAM Patent 1000 as follows:

  • Ranked in Illinois for Patent “Litigation”
  • Ranked in Illinois for Patent “Prosecution”
  • Ranked in Illinois for Patent “Transactions”

MBHB attorneys are recognized in the 2014 edition of IAM Patent 1000 as follows:

  • Paul H. Berghoff – Ranked in Illinois for Patent “Litigation”
  • Daniel A. Boehnen – Ranked in Illinois for Patent “Litigation”
  • Leif R. Sigmond, Jr. – Ranked in Illinois for Patent “Litigation”
  • Bradley J. Hulbert – Ranked in Illinois for Patent “Prosecution”
  • Dr. Kevin E. Noonan – Ranked in Illinois for Patent “Prosecution”
  • Marcus J. Thymian – Ranked in Illinois for Patent “Prosecution”
  • Dr. Donald L. Zuhn, Jr. – Ranked in Illinois for Patent “Prosecution”
  • Bradley J. Hulbert – Ranked in Illinois for Patent “Transactions”

Feedback gathered during research includes the following:

  • Given the “incredible depth of its patent capabilities,” it is no surprise that McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff has admirers nationwide. It boasts the greatest number of individuals recommended for prosecution in this section, and commentators are quick to highlight its “terrific technical credentials”.
  • The firm’s “tenacious litigation group” can leverage the subject-matter expertise of the prosecution division to gain an edge in scientifically demanding battles. Long-term thinking characterises its approach, ensuring that commercially sound battle plans are followed at all times. For high-technology matters, Leif Sigmond is someone peers trust “whichever side he is on.” “He manages to litigate without the unnecessary vitriol you sometimes see – an approach that serves his clients well.” Veterans Paul Berghoff and Daniel Boehnen are two of the most experienced lead trial counsel, and both display a gift for articulating the most intricate technologies in court.
  • Making an invaluable contribution on all fronts, founding partner Bradley Hulbert has a practice encompassing the procurement, enforcement and monetization of patents.
  • The biotechnology and pharmaceutical area is one of several strongholds for the non-contentious wing. “Extremely smart operator” Kevin Noonan has a decade of experience as a molecular biologist on his resumé and is a popular choice among pharmaceutical companies both large and small, as well as academic and research institutions. Also in the life sciences, Donald Zuhn is a “go-to guy for the most important applications: “He is excellent at handling intricate matters in a cost-efficient way.” “For patent families that need rehabilitation, care and attention, he is your man.”
  • On the electrical, mechanical and software side, savvy portfolio development strategist Marcus Thymian – the current managing partner – is much admired.

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

Published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, The IAM Patent 1000 has fast become the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent services providers. The extensive research process for this guide was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts, and involved in excess of 1,500 interviews with patent specialists across the globe. Legal and attorney firms and individual practitioners qualify for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources. The IAM Patent 1000 features 41 country-specific chapters analyzing local patent professional services markets and detailing the firms and individuals identified as leaders in their respective fields. The tables and accompanying detailed editorial reflect the depth of expertise, market presence and levels of work on which firms are typically instructed. Website: www.iam1000.com

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 80 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.