Paul H. Berghoff, a founder of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, has three decades of experience as lead trial counsel in complex patent litigation – both jury and bench trials and PTAB proceedings – concentrating in litigation involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, electronics, and software. He has coordinated complex, worldwide patent litigations for many of his Fortune 500 clients and has argued numerous times before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Berghoff serves as Chair of the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group.
Mr. Berghoff also counsels his clients concerning their bottom-line business risks and benefits relating to patent infringement, validity, and enforcement, with particular emphasis on evaluating potential litigation risks and opportunities. He also has served as a neutral arbitrator in major patent disputes.
Mr. Berghoff was named the “Litigation – Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year” for the Chicago metropolitan area by Best Lawyers in America® 2017. He was named the “Patent Lawyer of the Year” for the Chicago metropolitan area by Best Lawyers in America® 2014.
He has lectured extensively on a wide variety of topics relating to patent litigation, most notably on strategies for trial and Markman hearings and the use of inter partes review in litigation.
What his clients have to say:
“Paul is an exceptional patent litigator.”
“Paul is a great lead attorney and understands our business. He has a rare combination of experience, brains, charm and strategic thinking.”
“Paul instills a lot of confidence. There really is nothing he could do better.”
B.S., Lawrence University,
J.D., University of Michigan Law School,
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
IAM Patent 1000
(“Obtaining injunctions against generic drug companies is all in a day’s work for Paul Berghoff, a lynchpin of the [MBHB] team with over three decades of experience at the coalface.”)
IAM Patent Litigation 250
(“an accomplished trial lawyer . . . a hugely experienced patent litigator . . . decades of experience in bench and jury trials under his belt . . .”)
Recipient, Intellectual Property Owners Assn. President’s Distinguished Service Award, 2011
Best Lawyers in America
“Lawyer of the Year – Patent Law” for the Chicago metropolitan area by Best Lawyers in America 2020 & 2014
“Litigation – Patent Lawyer of the Year” for the Chicago metropolitan area by Best Lawyers in America 2018
“Litigation – Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year” for the Chicago metropolitan area by Best Lawyers in America 2017
Illinois Super Lawyers
Who’s Who Legal
Managing IP Stars
Recipient, 2018 Compassion in Action Award from Chicago-based Lincoln Park Community Services organization