Jordan J. Pringle leverages his background in mechanical engineering to help companies across industries secure patents for their complex innovations. Mr. Pringle specializes in patent prosecution in the medical device industry. Medical device companies seek his support securing intellectual property rights for innovations such as:

  • Medicament injection devices
  • Surgical devices and equipment
  • Joint replacement devices
  • Stents
  • Stent deployment devices
  • Guidewires
  • Occluders
  • Drug infusion balloons
  • Catheters
  • Coronary filters
  • Nasal treatment devices
  • Bone implants
  • Prosthetic limbs
  • Physical therapy devices

Mr. Pringle works frequently with medical device clients to secure both utility and design patents that strengthen their overall IP portfolios. Additionally, he provides clients analyses of freedom to operate, validity, non-infringement and patentability.

Mr. Pringle also supports mechanical, electrical, and automotive companies, as well as universities. He maintains an active trademark prosecution practice, preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign trademark applications on behalf of clients worldwide, with particular expertise in prosecuting trademarks on behalf of startups.

Outside of his work at MBHB, Mr. Pringle can usually be found on the hockey rink or golf course, or enjoying time with his wife and kids. He has been actively involved with Holy Family Ministries – an organization providing school and youth programs in under-resourced neighborhoods of Chicago – for 15 years.

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law,

    Intellectual Property Certificate Program; Member, Intellectual Property Law Society

  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,

    Mechanical Engineering

Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


  • Helped a Fortune 500 medical device company build a portfolio of more than 100 patents worldwide.
  • Secured patent protection for a practicing cardiovascular surgeon’s stent, guidewire, and drug-infusion balloon innovations.
  • Successfully prosecuted more than 25 design patents for a Fortune 500 medical device company.
  • Developed IP portfolios across a wide range of technologies for universities. This work included coordinating with university licensees.
  • Worked with a multinational engineering corporation to build an extensive global IP portfolio.
  • Managed global trademark portfolios for several companies, including a medical device startup.
  • Counsels startup and early-stage clients on freedom to operate, validity, infringement, and patentability for a wide range of technologies.
  • Obtained summary judgment of patent non-infringement for a major medical device manufacturer and successfully obtaining an affirmation of the District Court ruling at the Federal Circuit.

Published Articles

Pringle, J.J., Duda, S.J., Fritsch, P.S., Exploring the Dichotomy Between Patent and Antitrust Law, Westlaw Journal of Intellectual Property, July 21, 2012, Vol 19, Issue 6 (reprinted from Spring 2012 edition of snippets).