MBHB announces new partners and senior patent agents

Full-service intellectual property law firm MBHB recently elected two new income partners and promoted three practitioners to senior patent agents.  

Mateusz (“Matt”) Kulesza and Alexandra (“Alex”) MacKenzie were promoted to income partners with the firm.  

Matt Kulesza specializes in helping clients in the machine learning, enterprise software, autonomous vehicle and robotics industries to broadly protect their innovations by developing patent strategies and preparing and prosecuting patent applications. He earned a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Harvard University.  

Alex MacKenzie supports clients in the electrical, mechanical, telecommunications and computer science industries, throughout all phases of U.S. and international patent prosecution as well as intellectual property litigation. She earned a J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University.  

“Matt and Alex are both talented individuals who bring strong legal expertise and technical knowledge to their work,” said Daniel Pozdol, managing partner of MBHB. “Throughout their careers at MBHB, they have played a crucial role in protecting and supporting clients’ innovations. We look forward to having them join firm leadership as partners.” 

Jeffrey Anderson, Ph.D., David Grabelsky, Ph.D. and Megan Petti, Ph.D. were promoted to senior patent agents.  

Jeffrey Anderson focuses in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceutical, chemical and medical device and diagnostics. He earned a doctorate in biochemistry from Northwestern University.  

David Grabelsky specializes in the areas of electrical engineering, computer networking and telecommunications. He earned a doctorate in astronomy from Columbia University.  

Megan Petti focuses her work in the chemical space. She earned a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

“Jeffrey, David and Megan have been highly successful patent agents, consistently helping MBHB clients in all aspects of patent procurement,” Pozdol said. “With this promotion, we’re excited to see them continue their journeys at the firm as senior patent agents.”   

About McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP 
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (MBHB) provides creative, pragmatic IP business solutions for Fortune 100 companies, midsize companies, startups, and academic institutions. Clients in the U.S. and abroad engage us to secure and enforce their intellectual property rights, from navigating patent office procedures to litigating complex infringement actions. Our 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, cannabis, chemical, electrical, mechanical and materials, medical device and diagnostics, software and business methods, and telecommunications. Visit mbhb.com for more information on the firm.