Overview

Alison J. Baldwin is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Ms. Baldwin brings nearly two decades of experience to in the pharmaceutical and agricultural spaces to your intellectual property project.  Her background in biotechnology and plant science allows her to have a unique understanding of the needs and challenges faced by the firm’s pharmaceutical, agriculture, food, cannabis and biofuel clients.  Eat it, Drink it, Wear it, Smoke it, or Drive it – Ms. Baldwin has advised clients in that field.

Additionally, Ms. Baldwin is an experienced litigation attorney with numerous bench and jury trials under her belt.  She has advocated for the firm’s clients in a variety of forums including federal district court, the Patent Trials and Appeals Board, the International Trade Commission and private arbitration proceedings.  She is an instructor in IP trial advocacy at Chicago-Kent College of Law and is particularly well versed in the specific needs of pharmaceutical innovator clients in paragraph IV litigations.

Ms. Baldwin is on the Board of Directors of the PTAB Bar Association.  She was the first female partner to serve on the firm’s Management Board as well as the first female chairperson of the firm’s Business Development Committee.  She initiated and co-chaired the firm’s PTAB Trials practice group and was the co-founder and past co-chair of the MBHB Women’s Group.