Alexandra E. MacKenzie is an associate* with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Ms. MacKenzie provides technological advice in support of validity, infringement, and patentability analysis in the electrical, computer and software areas. Her patent prosecution experience includes all phases of U.S. and foreign patent prosecution.
Prior to joining MBHB, Ms. MacKenzie gained experience working with clients ranging from individuals to corporations. She has worked with electrical and mechanical devices in both patent prosecution and litigation. While studying abroad in Croatia, she studied international intellectual property practices, specifically in the European Union.
During law school, Ms. MacKenzie worked in the legal writing department where she assisted in teaching the intricacies of how to write in the legal field. She also gained practical knowledge by taking patent drafting and litigation classes and by being a member of the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute. In the Trial Practice Institute, Ms. MacKenzie learned how to draft pre-trial documents including complaints, answers, interrogatories, motions in limine, and motions for summary judgement to name a few. She learned how to conduct a deposition and how to work with expert witnesses before and during a trial. She also participated in two full mock trials. Ms. MacKenzie has experience in writing appellate briefs from the multiple moot court teams she was on.
*Not yet admitted to practice in Illinois