Litigation & Appeals

Litigation & Appeals

Expert IP litigators who protect your innovations and market share.

Drawing on expertise across technologies and all aspects intellectual property law, MBHB attorneys litigate and win complex cases.

Clients trust our litigation teams to help them defend against charges of patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation in jury and bench trials, obtain injunctions to enforce patent rights, negotiate settlements, and more. We litigate disputes over patents, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, contracts, and unfair competition across the country and before all forums, including the district courts, the International Trade Commission, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in private mediation.

With experience in hundreds and hundreds of cases, our litigation teams have a track record of trying complex patent cases and cases involving other IP matters. We often go head-to-head with some of the biggest players in the legal industry. And we win.


A holistic approach to IP litigation

All our attorneys and patent agents are scientists and engineers. We draw on this expertise to quickly grasp the nuances of the technology involved in any case. The upshot is that we get to the heart of the dispute and identify the core themes of a case quickly, deploy expert witnesses effectively, and pursue a case on its merits, avoiding costly (and unnecessary) motions and discovery disputes.

Our practitioners are also deeply rooted in IP law. After all, IP law is all we do at MBHB. As a result, they understand the full contours of the IP issues at play alongside the scientific issues. This unique blend of expertise enables us to take a holistic approach to litigation that informs strategy across district court litigation, PTAB trials and more.


Consistent focus on business goals

Our ultimate goal is to help our clients enforce their right to compete and expand their market share. We seek the best business resolution for our clients. In some cases, that’s a rigorous pursuit of a case through a jury trial. In other cases, it’s a business-focused settlement.

To do so, we deploy all types of litigation procedures to help clients enforce their IP rights, including temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, bench and jury trials, and appeals.

But even in the heat of litigation, we always keep our focus on what matters most: our clients’ business goals and best interests.


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.

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