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Paul H. Berghoff

Paul H. Berghoff

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Paul H. Berghoff, a founder of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, has three decades of experience as lead trial counsel in complex patent litigation - both jury and bench trials - concentrating in litigation involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, electronics, and software. He has coordinated complex, worldwide patent litigations for many of his Fortune 500 clients and has argued numerous times before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Berghoff also counsels his clients concerning their bottom-line business risks and benefits relating to patent infringement, validity, and enforcement, with particular emphasis on evaluating potential litigation risks and opportunities. He also has served as a neutral arbitrator in major patent disputes.

He has lectured extensively on a wide variety of topics relating to patent litigation, most notably on strategies for trial and Markman hearings.

What his clients have to say:

  • "Paul is an exceptional patent litigator."
  • "Paul is a great lead attorney and understands our business. He has a rare combination of experience, brains, charm and strategic thinking."
  • "Paul instills a lot of confidence. There really is nothing he could do better."


IAM Patent 1000

IAM Patent Litigation 250 -
("an accomplished trial lawyer . . . a hugely experienced patent litigator . . . decades of experience in bench and jury trials under his belt . . .")

Recipient, Intellectual Property Owners Association President's Distinguished Service Award, 2011 Best Lawyers in America

Illinois Super Lawyers

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