Overview

Jeffrey P. Armstrong is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Mr. Armstrong has a broad range of experience in intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, unfair competition, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Mr. Armstrong has litigated patent infringement and trade secret matters in federal district courts and authored briefs in patent matters at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to his litigation practice, he has also prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the U.S. Patent Office, and he has managed the prosecution of patent applications in patent offices around the world. He has also authored legal opinions regarding patent, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, and copyright issues, assisted clients with licensing patents and patent portfolios, and represented clients in trademark oppositions at the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board.

Before joining MBHB, Mr. Armstrong held a variety of engineering, technical management, and consulting positions. As an engineer at Nortel Networks, he worked with Synchronous Optical Networks, optical amplifiers, Dense Wave Division Multiplexing systems, Asynchronous Transfer Mode switches, and Internet Protocol routers. After Nortel Networks, he worked at a venture-backed communications service provider where he designed, engineered, and implemented voice and data networks.  He also worked at Corvis Corporation as a product manager for optical transmission, amplification, and switching systems, and later as an engineering consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense in connection with communications technologies.