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Donald L. Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D.

Donald L. Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D.

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Donald L. Zuhn, Jr. is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and serves as Chair of the firm's Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals Practice Group. Dr. Zuhn has more than a decade of experience in all aspects of patent prosecution, litigation, counseling, and licensing. He represents a variety of clients, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies both large and small, and universities.

Dr. Zuhn joined MBHB in 1998. He maintained a full-time position as a law clerk while attending law school at night until his graduation in 2002.

Published Articles

Founding author and editor of the Patent Docs weblog, a site focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent law.

Contributor to Patently-O, a patent law weblog.

Donald L. Zuhn, Jr. and Paul H. Berghoff, "The Evolution of the Written Description Requirement in the Context of Biotechnological Inventions", Midwestern Biotech Intellectual Property Law Symposium, June 2004

Kevin E. Noonan, Michael S. Greenfield, and Donald L. Zuhn, "Paradise Lost: The Uncertain Future of Research Tool Patents", Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, March 2003

"DNA Patentability: Shutting the Door to the Utility Requirement", The John Marshall Law Review, Summer 2001

Donald L. Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D. is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2018: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Thursday, September 27, 2018, Chicago, IL
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