McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Favorably Ranked in 2017 Edition of IAM Patent 1000

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (“MBHB”) has been favorably ranked among top law firms in the 2017 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 2017 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 2017 edition of IAM Patent 1000 as follows:

  • Daniel A. Boehnen – Ranked in Illinois among individual “Luminaries”
  • Paul H. Berghoff – 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” and Patent “Transactions”
  • 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”

Feedback gathered during research includes the following:

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff’s compelling life sciences offering spans the gamut of contentious and non-contentious services. Kevin Noonan and Donald Zuhn are the anchors of its top biotechnology and pharmaceutical prosecution operation; Noonan is a vastly experienced molecular biologist and an authoritative commentator on all the latest developments in pharmaceutical patent law. He and Zuhn co-author the Patent Docs blog, which is dedicated to providing rights holders and other market stakeholders with up-to-the-minute news and insight on relevant cases and legal developments. The pair work hand in glove with commercially attuned senior advocates Paul Berghoff and Daniel Boehnen, who spearhead a growing biosimilar litigation practice. The dividing line between prosecutor and litigator is even less distinct on the electrical side of the practice; recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 for prosecution, Bradley Hulbert and Marcus Thymian are also adept courtroom litigators. Chair of the litigation and appellate practices, Leif Sigmond has lately enjoyed a string of successes in the software and hardware realms.

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 1,800 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 46 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:

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 and pharmaceuticals, chemical, electrical, mechanical and materials, medical device and diagnostics, software and business methods, 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: