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McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Highly Ranked in Key Intellectual Property-Related Practice Areas within 2015 Edition of U.S.News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

November 3, 2014

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (“MBHB”) is highly ranked in key intellectual property-related practice areas within the 2015 edition of U.S.News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” at the national and metropolitan levels. 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. Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” edition are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Rankings are presented both nationally and by metropolitan area or by state. MBHB is favorably ranked in the 2015 edition as follows:

National Level

  • Biotechnology Law
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

Chicago-Metro Level

  • Biotechnology Law
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

Released by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, the 2015 results include the rankings of law firms spanning 74 practice areas at the national level and 120 practice areas at the metropolitan level.

Lawyer feedback and client feedback are at the heart of the research. Specifically, clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers provided feedback on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. In addition, lawyers were asked to vote on law firms that have a preeminent national presence within specified legal practice area(s) they know well. In addition to information from these surveys, the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings incorporate the evaluations of individual leading lawyers collected by Best Lawyers in its most recent annual survey. All of the quantitative and qualitative data were combined into an overall “Best Law Firms” score for each firm.

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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.