Jordan J. Pringle

Overview

Jordan J. Pringle is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Mr. Pringle’s practice covers many areas of intellectual property law, including patent and trademark litigation, counseling, and prosecution.  He specializes in the areas of patent prosecution and counseling regarding medical devices, equipment, and methods of use including insulin injectors, stents, stent deployment devices, guidewires, occluders, drug infusion balloons, catheters, coronary filters, neurovascular surgical devices, bone implants, surgical equipment, and physical therapy devices. He also works in the fields of mechanical, electrical, and telecommunications technology. His patent litigation experience spans an array of technologies, including blow molding equipment, foot sole inserts, medical devices, and telecommunications products. Mr. Pringle also provides technological advice in support of freedom to operate, validity, non-infringement, and patentability analyses for a wide range of technologies, with a particular interest in the field of medical devices.

Mr. Pringle also maintains an active trademark prosecution practice, preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign trademark applications on behalf of clients worldwide.

Prior to joining MBHB, Mr. Pringle was employed at a patent licensing company where he studied and dissected patent claims to search for potential infringement, constructed claim charts for ongoing litigation, and drafted assignments and exclusive licensing agreements.

Away from work, Mr. Pringle can usually be found at the hockey rink, on the golf course, or enjoying time with his wife and kids.

Education
  • 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

Experience

  • Assisting in developing an extensive IP portfolio for a large medical device corporation.
  • Assisting in developing IP portfolios in a wide range of technologies for a number of university clients, including coordinating with university licensees.
  • Assisting in developing an extensive IP portfolio for a large engineering corporation.
  • Managing global trademark portfolios for several companies.
  • Counseling of start-up and early stage clients, including freedom to operate, validity, infringement, and patentability opinions for a wide range of technologies.
  • Obtaining 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).