McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP licensing professionals routinely handle the wide range of intellectual property licensing and technology agreements that are typically needed for start-ups, technology transfer offices, and multinational corporations. Our services include developing deal strategy, drafting and negotiating IP-related transaction documents, advising on agreement disputes, performing thorough due diligence of IP assets and related agreements in connection with auditing, licensing, and M&A activities, counseling on employee agreements, policy considerations, and issues related to IP and governmental regulations, and managing out-licensing portfolios.    

Our licensing professionals include patent attorneys in a wide range of technical disciplines that allow us to obtain a thorough understanding of the underlying technology. We apply that knowledge and the applicable legal principles to strategically advise clients in the negotiation and commercialization of their intellectual property rights.


At McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, we work to obtain broad and comprehensive protection for our clients’ intellectual property, enhancing value through the application of our technological and legal expertise. Our practice areas encompass all aspects of intellectual property law – including litigation, prosecution, and counseling; as well as copyright, patent, trade secrets, and trademark, unfair competition and advertising law.

Each of our experienced attorneys is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We negotiate patent licenses and help our clients establish and manage patent portfolios worldwide. Our core technical competency is extensive. Our attorneys have practical industry experience in a number of technological disciplines and product categories including cannabis, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, chemical, electrical, mechanical and materials, medical device and diagnostics, software and business methods, and telecommunications.

At MBHB, we know high-technology industries, and we know the law. We work with our clients to provide them with the benefit of our extensive knowledge and experience, so that they can rest assured that their technology assets are protected.