McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (“MBHB”) is pleased to announce firm partners Paul H. Berghoff, Daniel A. Boehnen, Grantland G. Drutchas, Bradley J. Hulbert, Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D., Matthew J. Sampson, Leif R. Sigmond, Jr. and Donald L. Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D. were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2017 edition. Of these attorneys, Mr. Berghoff and Dr. Noonan were also named “Lawyer of the Year” respectively for Litigation—Intellectual Property (Chicago) and Biotechnology Law (Chicago). Best Lawyers is a highly respected peer-review publication that is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. The MBHB partners are listed in the followingBest Lawyers-designated specialty areas:
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Lawyer of the Year: Litigation – Intellectual Property (Chicago)
Lawyer of the Year: Biotechnology Law (Chicago)
About Best Lawyers in America
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers in America® has become universally regarded as one of the definitive guides to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of leading attorneys collectively cast several million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” It is important to note that the lawyers listed inBest Lawyers have no say in deciding which practice areas they are included in. Rather, they are voted into practice areas entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. (The Best Lawyers in America® 2017. Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Website: www.bestlawyers.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.