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MBHB Partner Paul Berghoff Quoted in Crain's Article Entitled, "Tripping up the 'trolls'"

Paul H. BerghoffJune 6, 2015

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP partner Paul Berghoff is quoted in a June 6, 2015 online edition of Crain’s Chicago Business in an article entitled, “Tripping up the ‘trolls’.” Last year, the number of new patent cases filed in U.S. District Courts dropped 18 percent to 5,020, the first decrease in five years. Lawyers cite a chilling effect brought on by legislation and two Supreme Court decisions that have diverted cases into administrative proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, raised the bar for what constitutes a valid patent and made it easier to award attorneys’ fees to successful parties—all changes that favor defendants. view the article