Firm Profile

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
6300 Willis Tower
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606-6357
United States
(312) 474.6300

Firm Details

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, with over 90 attorneys, patent agents and technical specialists, is ranked as one of the top intellectual property boutique firms in the country. The Firm is at the forefront of intellectual property law as its professionals understand the hard science behind clients’ innovations and how to devise, evaluate and execute intellectual property strategy.  Fortune 500 corporations, small to mid-sized companies, non-profits and inventors turn to Marshall Gerstein for comprehensive intellectual property solutions tailored to their needs.  The Firm protects, enforces and transfers clients’ intellectual property worldwide.

  • Nearly 90% of the Firm’s attorneys and patent agents are admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
  • Nearly 90% of the Firm’s attorneys have science or engineering degrees.
  • Almost half have a Ph.D., M.D., or other advanced technical degree.

The Firm's attorneys enjoy unparalleled technical knowledge and experience pivotal in the protection of some of the most influential intellectual property in the world.

Management

Jeffrey S. Sharp
Managing Partner

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Illinois in Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Illinois in Patent Law with 9 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Chicago in Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Chicago in Patent Law with 9 lawyers

Awards

  • Equality Illinois -- "Top Firm for LGBT Equality in the Workplace"
  • ComPsych -- "Health at Work" Silver Winner
  • World Trademark Review 1000
  • LMG Life Sciences Recognized Firm
  • Chambers USA Intellectual Property Ranking
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Survey (fka World IP Survey)
  • Intellectual Property Today -- Top Patent Firms
  • Corporate Counsel -- "Go-To Law Firm of the Top 500 Companies"
  • Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000
  • Managing Intellectual Property North America Awards -- "Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year - Midwest"
  • Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards -- "Biotechnology Law Firm of the Year"
  • LMG Life Sciences Awards -- "Patent Strategy and Management Team of the Year"
  • Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000
  • LMG Life Sciences Recognized Firm
  • Chambers USA -- Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000
  • World Trademark Review 1000
  • Chambers USA -- Intellectual Property
  • Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards -- "Biotechnology Law Firm of the Year - USA"
  • Vault -- "Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For"
  • World Trademark Review 1000
  • Managing Intellectual Property North America Awards -- "Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year - Midwest"
  • Chambers USA -- Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000
  • Vault -- "Top 150 Under 150" List of Leading Midsize Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers -- "Best Law Firms" List
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers -- "Best Law Firms" List
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers -- "Best Law Firms" List
  • LMG Life Sciences Recognized Firm

Clients

  • Amgen Inc.
  • BASF SE
  • Baxter International
  • CDW Corporation
  • Charter Communications, Inc.
  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Emerson Electric Co.
  • Groupon, Inc.
  • Guinness Worlds Records Limited
  • InterMune, Inc.
  • Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
  • The Procter & Gamble Company
  • UL LLC
 

About Our Clients

Amgen Inc. 
Aon Corporation 
BASF Group
Charter Communications  
CDW Corporation
Eli Lilly and Co. 
Emerson Electric Co.
Shop-Vac Corporation

Contacts

Heather R. Kissling
Biotechnology & Life Sciences
312.474.6300
Michael Muczynski
Chemical Sciences
312.474.6300
Randall G. Rueth
Electrical & Computer Technologies
312.474.6300
Michael P. Furmanek
Industrial & Mechanical Technologies
312.474.6300
Benjamin T. Horton
IP Litigation
312.474.6300
Pamela L. Cox
IP Transactions
312.474.6300
Julianne M. Hartzell
Medical Devices
312.474.6300
Jeremy R. Kriegel
Patent Prosecution
312.474.6300
Gregory J. Chinlund
Trademarks & Copyrights
312.474.6300

Firm Practice Areas

  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law