McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd
McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd is one of the most sought-after IP, technology and patent firms in the United States with over 30 years of experience and deep knowledge in every facet of IP law. Based in Chicago and representing both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups throughout the United States and abroad, McAndrews advises companies in the life sciences, electronics, industrial, consumer products, pharmaceuticals and medical device industries. With an intense focus on IP and complex technology law, combined with a remarkable business and litigation track record, McAndrews guides clients on how to best maximise and protect the value of their IP assets.
Concentrated patent focus
McAndrews brings its broad, expert knowledge and wide bench of technically trained patent lawyers to every area of IP and technology law. The firm’s extensive patent experience with a range of technologies – such as complex electrical systems and medical devices, mechanical systems and life sciences – gives its clients a unique advantage in the development and management of industry-leading patent portfolios.
McAndrews routinely handles cases that involve innovative and cutting-edge technologies in specialised areas, including electronics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, Hatch-Waxman litigation, biosimilar counselling and high-stakes litigation. While best known for its record of litigation success, McAndrews is also recognised as a leading firm in IP procurement, post-grant proceedings, IP opinions and investigations, global portfolio management, IP development and licensing, IP aspects of M&A and design rights.
Setting McAndrews further apart from most US firms, its patent attorneys have decades of trial experience, including at the PTAB. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that McAndrews has also been recognised as having one of the most active post-grant review dockets in the United States.
For both bet-the-company and targeted but challenging matters, the firm has achieved outstanding results both in and out of the public spotlight, including in key venues from US district courts and the USPTO to arbitration tribunals and patent offices around the world.
Business-oriented patent counsel
To achieve success on behalf of clients, McAndrews strives to assemble an exceptional team of the most skilled IP attorneys, patent agents and technology specialists that best fits a given matter at a given time in a project’s lifecycle. All McAndrews patent attorneys have degrees in science or engineering, many with advanced degrees or prior work experience in technology and IP-focused industries.
It is in the firm’s DNA to fit the legal issues into the client’s larger business context and objectives. This provides clients with the kind of focused and strategic IP management with budget certainty that clients regularly demand, across a range of contentious and non-contentious matters relating to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, due diligence in acquisitions, licensing efforts and unfair competition.
The firm’s reputation as an exceptional IP law firm was built through its success in the courtroom coupled with its innate ability to secure high-quality patents. McAndrews delivers game-changing advantages to clients that few, if any, other law firms can truly match. Whether it is winning bet-the-company patent verdicts or providing strategic IP portfolio counselling, McAndrews delivers results by bringing the same high degree of quality, diligence, precision and professionalism to each and every matter entrusted to it by its clients.