Margaret R. Fleetwood, Ph.D.

Margaret R. Fleetwood, Ph.D.


Margaret R. Fleetwood is an associate with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff. She focuses her practice on patent preparation and prosecution as well as intellectual property transactions for life sciences technologies. She also assists clients with freedom to operate opinions, patent landscape analyses, and license compliance matters.

Dr. Fleetwood has sought broad experience to support client business needs through all stages of the intellectual property commercial life cycle. In addition to patent procurement, evaluation, and licensing, she has taken part in both administrative and judicial adverse proceedings. She supplements her technical patent practice with trademark and design work. She serves a variety of clients including large pharmaceutical companies, mid-size nutrition, agricultural, biotechnology, and medical device companies, start-ups, and research institutions.

Prior to joining MBHB, Dr. Fleetwood spent five years in technology transfer at University of Chicago managing IP portfolios, with responsibility for invention intake as well as licensing arrangements with domestic and international development partners. She has a particular interest in intellectual property strategy for early stage innovations, including those originating in the academic setting.