Blair Hughes is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Blair has considerable experience managing patent, trademark and trade secret matters for his clients. In particular, Blair works closely with his clients to develop and implement patenting strategies – from performing patent landscape analyses and product clearance studies to ultimately assisting clients with identifying and obtaining patents and trademarks encompassing their critical technologies in the U.S. and abroad. Blair works closely with his clients – large and small companies in such wide-ranging technologies as circuit board and IC manufacturing, environmental sciences, green technologies, refining, polymers, medical devices, medical diagnostic tools, chemicals and pharmaceuticals – to help them develop and implement patent and trademark acquisition, licensing and enforcement strategies to achieve their business goals. Blair also regularly counsels clients regarding patent validity, infringement, and licensing issues and he represents clients in patent and trademark infringement litigation.
Blair lives in Chicago proper as he has for the past 25 years. While he is a Cubs fan he is an even bigger SF Giants fan. On weekends, he can be found at a local museum, the beach or at a park with his two young children and with Hope his wife.