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Patent Docs Blog Selected for Inclusion in the 2012 ABA Journal Blawg 100

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (“MBHB”) is pleased to announce that the Patent Docs blog has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious 2012 ABA Journal Blawg 100. Editors of the ABA Journal announced its sixth annual list of the 100 best legal blogs – or blawgs – following a nomination process that began in August. MBHB partners Dr. Kevin Noonan and Dr. Donald Zuhn, Jr. are the founding co-authors of the Patent Docs weblog (www.patentdocs.org), a site focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent law.

The 100 blogs selected for the 2012 list were divided into fifteen categories: News/Analysis, Trial Practice, Business of Law, Niche, For Fun, IP Law, Careers/Law Schools, Labor & Employment, Criminal, Justice, Torts, Legal Technology, Courts, Corporate, and Legal Research/Writing. Five of the Blawg 100 honorees were selected in the IP Law category, including Patent Docs, which was selected to the Blawg 100 for the first time. The other blogs selected to the IP Law category were IPWatchdog, Hollywood Esq., Patently-O, and Rebecca Tushnet’s 43(B)log.

In announcing the 2012 Blawg 100, ABA Journal Editor and Publisher Allen Pusey noted that “[e]ach year, our choices become tougher,” adding that “[b]logging has become such a staple of professional communication that keeping up with our own directory of more than 3,500 blogs by lawyers, judges, law professors or even law students is more formidable than it’s ever been.”

View an alphabetical list of the 2012 ABA Journal Blawg 100 here and a list of the top blawgs sorted by category here.

Now that the editors have made their picks, the ABA Journal is asking readers to weigh in and vote on their favorites in each of the 2012 ABA Journal Blawg 100’s 15 categories. Go here to register and vote. Voting ends at the close of business on Dec. 21, 2012.

In addition to releasing its annual Blawg 100, the ABA Journal announced its inaugural Blawg 100 Hall of Fame, featuring law blogs the ABA Journal “can’t imagine not making our favorites list each year.” The inaugural list of ten blawgs can be found here.

About the ABA Journal

The ABA Journal is the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association, and it is read by half of the nation’s 1.1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. ABAJournal.com features breaking legal news updated as it happens by staff reporters throughout every business day, a directory of more than 3,500 lawyer blogs, and the full contents of the magazine. Website: www.abajournal.com

About the ABA

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. Website: www.americanbar.org

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: www.mbhb.com.