McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and Several Partners Favorably Ranked in IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012 Guide

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (“MBHB”) and several of its partners have been favorably ranked in the IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012 guide, as published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine. MBHB was recognized within Illinois in the IAM Patent 1000 guide-designated categories of “Prosecution,” “Litigation,” and “Licensing.”

In the IAM Patent 1000 guide ranking, MBHB is described as follows:

“Practical, commercially focused, responsive and cost effective,” McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff can rightly count itself among the most respected boutiques in Illinois. It boasts a “solid, robust” prosecution group that obtains quality patents for clients and provides invaluable technical muscle to the litigators. In litigation, it deploys leaner and more agile teams than are commonly used at larger, general-service firms, resulting in more efficient case handling. It has the dexterity to handle complex patent cases involving a range of technical disciplines, but biotechnology and pharmaceuticals are particular areas of aptitude.

The following MBHB partners were recognized in the IAM Patent 1000 guide within Illinois for their individual achievements as follows:

  • Paul H. Berghoff (“Litigation”)
  • Daniel A. Boehnen (“Litigation”)
    • Mr. Berghoff and Mr. Boehnen are both described as “among Illinois’s most experienced patent litigators.” They are further described as possessing “the ability to coordinate large and technically complex cases effectively” and “respected for masterminding innovative solutions to clients’ predicaments.”
  • Bradley J. Hulbert (“Licensing”)
    • Mr. Hulbert is described as drafting and negotiating “commercially successful licences for clients and has frequently acted as an expert witness on licensing issues.”
  • Leif R. Sigmond, Jr. (“Litigation”)
    • Mr. Sigmond is described as “another respected litigator whose high level of expertise in patent and technology licensing helps to further distinguish the firm from its competitors.”

About the IAM Patent 1000 Guide

Published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, the IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012 guide identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe. The guide presents top practitioners in the areas of patent prosecution, licensing and litigation for 50 key jurisdictions. The guide was compiled following an extensive research process. Over five months, IAM conducted almost 1,000 telephone interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. Individuals qualify for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate. Only those individuals identified by market sources for their exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent litigation feature in the IAM Patent 1000. Law firms qualify for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged. 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, business methods, chemical, electrical, mechanical and materials, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, software 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 lose 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: