McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

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300 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6709, United States
Phone: 312.913.0001
Fax: 312.913.0002
Areas of Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • North Carolina
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

SCOTUS: Supreme Court Takes Up Constitutionality of AIA Reviews

On June 12, 2017, in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Grp., LLC, Case No. 16-712, the Supreme Court accepted certiorari on the question of whether the IPR regime set out by Congress in the AIA is constitutional. At…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

BIO International Convention 2017 Preview

BIO, Biologics, and Biosimilars - The 2017 BIO International Convention began earlier this week, but there are still many sessions and forums still to come. Patent Docs has been highlighting a few sessions or other…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 15, Issue 2

Preparing patent applications for examination at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires proficient writing, detailed knowledge of the requirements of the Patent Act, and technical acumen. Once a patent…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

When Final is Not So Final: Strategies for Overcoming Final Rejections

Typically, during prosecution of a U.S. application, a second or subsequent Office Action could be made final by the patent examiner at which time prosecution of the application is essentially closed. For an applicant who wishes…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

BIO International Convention 2017 Preview

BIO and the Microbiome - The 2017 BIO International Convention begins this week in San Diego. This convention has become an important destination for all organizations working in the biotechnology space, but the large amount…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Top 100 Universities Worldwide Granted U.S. Patents in 2016

The National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association released a report last week on the top 100 universities worldwide granted patents in 2016. Overall, universities were granted 6,768 patents; the…more
 /  Education, Intellectual Property

Patent Prosecution Data Analytics

Preparing patent applications for examination at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires proficient writing, detailed knowledge of the requirements of the Patent Act, and technical acumen. Once a patent…more
 /  Intellectual Property

The Status of Counterfeiting

Viewed as “one of the most pressing issues of economic and national security facing our country,” intellectual property (IP) theft, particularly counterfeiting, has been characterized as a “tremendous and ever-increasing global…more
 /  Intellectual Property

IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2016

Life Sciences Top 55 - Last week, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) announced the release of its 34th annual list of the top 300 organizations receiving U.S. patents (see "Top 300 Organizations Granted U.S…more
 /  Intellectual Property

News from Abroad -- German Constitutional Court Holds up German Ratification of Unitary Patent Court Agreement

It was reported on June 12, 2017, that the German Constitutional Court has asked the German Federal President not to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) for the time being. The request is the result of a complaint…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Practice Tips for Copyright Owners in the Wake of Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands

After considering almost a year’s worth of substantive briefing (including fifteen separate amicus briefs), oral argument, at least ten distinct tests employed in courts throughout the country, as well as numerous novel tests…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. (2017)

On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc., marking the first time the Court has interpreted the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act ("BPCIA") for the approval of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Credit Acceptance Corp. v. Westlake Services (Fed. Cir. 2017)

Claims Directed to Providing Financing for Allowing a Customer to Purchase a Car found Invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101 - In a precedential opinion, the Federal Circuit affirmed a final written decision of the Patent Trial and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

The Halo Effect – Making Angels Out of Infringers?

Historically, patent owners have pled willful infringement in an effort to support the collection of enhanced damages from an infringer. Typically, if there was willful infringement the damages were enhanced and often tripled…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Biosimilars Update -- Pfizer's Proposed Epogen®/Procrit® Biosimilar Recommended for Approval

On May 25, 2017, the FDA's Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee recommended approval of biologics license application ("BLA") 125545 submitted by Hospira Inc., a Pfizer company, for Retacrit, a proposed biosimilar to Amgen Inc.'s…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology
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