McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Favorably Ranked in 2019 Edition of IAM Patent 1000

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (“MBHB”) has been favorably ranked among top law firms in the 2019 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 2019 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 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000 as follows:

  • Paul H. Berghoff – Ranked in Illinois for Patent “Litigation”
  • Grantland G. Drutchas – Ranked in Illinois for Patent “Litigation”
  • Daniel A. Boehnen – Ranked in Illinois among individual “Luminaries”
  • Dr. Michael S. Greenfield – Ranked in Illinois for Patent “Prosecution”
  • 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:

“Commercially minded McDonnell Boehnen is a major enabler of innovative companies that want to build up profitable portfolios cost-effectively. In-house counsel take great comfort not only from the ensemble’s quality-first philosophy but also its reliable pricing – when the firm gives clients a number for their budget, that number sticks. It also has the capacity to turn around a significant volume of work with the minimum amount of fuss. Total rock stars on the life sciences stage Donald Zuhn and Kevin Noonan dispense priceless pearls of wisdom to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. True industry insiders, they see the whole playing field through a strategic prism. This year they are joined in the guide by chemistry PhD Michael Greenfield, a diligent counsellor whose opinions are like gold dust to large international pharmaceutical companies and small drug development entities alike. “He proactively identifies pitfalls and proposes creative ways to avoid them.” In his electrical practice, Marcus Thymian is precognitive about how the patents he prosecutes will be treated by a court, having litigated extensively himself. Considering its litigation practice, McDonnell Boehnen has a number of senior trial lawyers on deck with decades of experience; they focus on the end game from day one of a case, concentrating their intellectual energy on building resonant trial themes while their well-trained and proactive junior attorneys perform flawlessly on the discovery aspect. “Paul Berghoff is an amazing trial lawyer with a wonderful down-to-earth presentation style. He connects well with juries. He truly partners with in-house counsel in developing strategies and provides a top-quality work product while keeping an eye on economics and budget constraints.” Pharmaceutical cases are his focus, although he is equipped and ready to try anything. He and Daniel Boehnen are cut from the same cloth, which is why they founded the firm together. Also hitting his stride is Grantland Drutchas. Not only is he chair of the PTAB, licensing, and litigation and appeals groups, he also serves as managing partner – he is a great person to know for a company looking to get the best out of the firm. Contributing across the practice, Bradley Hulbert stands tall as one of the set’s most percipient all-around IP minds.”

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 a number of 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 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: