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McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP ("MBHB") provides creative, pragmatic business solutions through a variety of intellectual property services, including litigation, prosecution, and general client counseling.

With offices in Illinois, California and North Carolina, MBHB provides comprehensive legal services to obtain and enforce its clients’ intellectual property rights, from navigating patent office procedures to litigating complex infringement actions.

MBHB attorneys prosecute patent and trademark applications in both the U.S. and abroad, handle intellectual property litigation matters in trial and appellate courts across the country, and counsel clients nationwide and worldwide on the enforcement and defense of their intellectual property rights. MBHB attorneys are experienced in the procurement, licensing, enforcement, and defense of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition actions in a number of technological disciplines and product categories including biotechnology, business methods, chemical, electrical, mechanical and materials, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, software and telecommunications.

Comprised of over 80 attorneys, the law firm provides effective and service-oriented representation on a case-by-case basis. MBHB attorneys undertake each challenge with a full understanding of their client’s business plan and the ways in which the firm’s services help their clients reach their goals. Regardless of MBHB’s role, the firm never loses sight of their clients’ business objectives. MBHB clients know they have trusted their legal issues and plans for the future with knowledgeable, principled professionals who have their best business interests in mind. Website: www.mbhb.com.

Main Location

300 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606-6709
Phone: 312-913-0001
3 offices

Firm Attorneys

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Kevin E. Noonan Kevin E. Noonan McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Practicing in: Patent Law
Practicing in: Patent Law

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    Leaders

    S. Richard Carden Managing Partner
    S. Richard Carden
    Managing Partner

    Client Comments

    "I very much rely on Dan's knowledge, experience, and judgment in guiding our path in intellectual property matters. Dan is a greatly trusted counselor, and is very well liked. I have tremendous confidence in Dan's ability to help successfully resolve difficult challenges."
    - D. Michael Young
    Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    "Dan possesses the qualities that all inside IP counsel should look for in their outside counsel. He is very bright and has in-depth knowledge of technology and the law. He works hard and communicates clearly and effectively. Having worked with Dan for more than 20 years, I appreciate the fact that he gets to know and truly cares about his clients and does the best possible job for them. Dan is one of the small, core groups of attorneys upon whom I depend and trust the most."
    "Having been a patent lawyer for over 20 years, I have had the opportunity to work with many different IP lawyers. In the 14 years that I have known Dan Boehnen, I can say without question that he is one of the best IP lawyers with whom I have ever worked. Although I know Dan is extremely busy, he is always responsive and his legal and professional judgment are outstanding. Equally important to me is that his ethics and character are beyond reproach. He always puts the needs of the client first. He is an effective advocate for his clients."
    "Dan is always the perfect patent lawyer that a company needs at critical times, as he is in a league by himself. Dan knows how to get to the essence of any case and finds the optimum solutions to win. Whether you need to file an important patent, enforce a difficult patent, or strategize in litigation your next moves you could always rely on Dan's expertise and fast response. Equally important is the fact that he built a team of great lawyers having the attitude one can hardly find in other outside counsel. Mold-Masters was ranked by the Patent Board as the most innovative company in Canada and in our field, injection molding. Globally, we have been ranked in the 60th position before Canon and Samsung. Dan and his team at MBHB have been a critical component of our success. We thank Dan here and each time we move to a new project."
    "I very much rely on Dan's knowledge, experience, and judgment in guiding our path in intellectual property matters. Dan is a greatly trusted counselor, and is very well liked. I have tremendous confidence in Dan's ability to help successfully resolve difficult challenges."
    - D. Michael Young
    Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    "Dan possesses the qualities that all inside IP counsel should look for in their outside counsel. He is very bright and has in-depth knowledge of technology and the law. He works hard and communicates clearly and effectively. Having worked with Dan for more than 20 years, I appreciate the fact that he gets to know and truly cares about his clients and does the best possible job for them. Dan is one of the small, core groups of attorneys upon whom I depend and trust the most."
    "Having been a patent lawyer for over 20 years, I have had the opportunity to work with many different IP lawyers. In the 14 years that I have known Dan Boehnen, I can say without question that he is one of the best IP lawyers with whom I have ever worked. Although I know Dan is extremely busy, he is always responsive and his legal and professional judgment are outstanding. Equally important to me is that his ethics and character are beyond reproach. He always puts the needs of the client first. He is an effective advocate for his clients."
    "Dan is always the perfect patent lawyer that a company needs at critical times, as he is in a league by himself. Dan knows how to get to the essence of any case and finds the optimum solutions to win. Whether you need to file an important patent, enforce a difficult patent, or strategize in litigation your next moves you could always rely on Dan's expertise and fast response. Equally important is the fact that he built a team of great lawyers having the attitude one can hardly find in other outside counsel. Mold-Masters was ranked by the Patent Board as the most innovative company in Canada and in our field, injection molding. Globally, we have been ranked in the 60th position before Canon and Samsung. Dan and his team at MBHB have been a critical component of our success. We thank Dan here and each time we move to a new project."

    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

    Main Location

    300 South Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL 60606-6709
    Phone: 312-913-0001
    3 offices

    Management

    Managing Partner

    Personnel

    Partners: 61
    Of Counsel: 3
    Associates: 22
    Paralegals: 11
    Non-Legal Employees: 71

    Practice Areas

    Biotechnology Law
    Copyright Law
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Patent
    Patent Law
    Trademark Law