Grantland G. Drutchas, a founder and current managing partner of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, has more than 20 years of experience in the practice of intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on litigation, licensing, and client counseling. Mr. Drutchas serves as Chair of the firm’s PTAB Trials Practice Group, Chair of the firm’s Licensing Practice Group and as Chair of the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group. His trial experience includes both jury and bench trials, as well as arguing appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His litigation experience encompasses disciplines ranging from recombinant DNA technology, cell signaling, pharmaceuticals, medical diagnostics and devices to software, telecommunication transmission systems, conference phones, lampposts, and injection molds.
He has also litigated trademark and trade dress infringement actions. Mr. Drutchas has been involved in many notable and precedent-setting cases. In one, he obtained the largest jury verdict ever awarded in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He also has had extensive experience in drafting licenses and litigating license disputes.