McAndrews, Held & Malloy

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McAndrews, Held & Malloy
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Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, USA
No. of offices 1
No. of attorneys 92
Major practice areas Intellectual property law and patent law
Date founded 1988
Website www.mcandrews-ip.com

McAndrews, Held & Malloy is a Chicago-based intellectual property law firm in the United States. It provides services with respect to intellectual property, antitrust and technology matters, and has a team of registered patent attorneys, agents and technology specialists. The firm serves clients ranging from companies to startups and universities.

Overview and offerings[edit]

McAndrews, Held & Malloy was founded in Chicago in 1988 by attorneys George P. McAndrews,[1] Timothy J. Malloy,[2] John J. Held,[3] Lawrence M. Jarvis,[4] and Gregory J. Vogler.[5] Today, the firm has more than 90 attorneys, 74 of whom are registered patent attorneys.[6]

The firm's attorneys deal with patent litigation in jury trials, bench trials and ADR proceedings. In addition, McAndrews offers services in the following areas: patent and trademark procurement and portfolio management, patent interferences, trademark oppositions and cancellations, international practice, intellectual property/technology opinions and investigations, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions support, technology licensing and joint ventures, and technology transfers and donations.

Practice areas and industries[edit]

McAndrews, Held & Malloy’s primary areas of practice include:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • International Trade Commission
  • Antitrust
  • Trade Secrets
  • Contracts
  • Unfair Competition

The firm serves clients in the following fields: medical devices, industrial and mechanical systems, electronics, communications and computer technology, chemicals and chemical engineering, and biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Awards and accolades[edit]

McAndrews has been honored within the legal industry and intellectual property field for its firm accomplishments and individual attorney’s performances.

Some recent honors include:

  • For the three consecutive years, McAndrews, Held & Malloy was named by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, in partnership with Ocean Tomo PatentRatings, as one of the intellectual property law firms in America that secured the highest-quality patents for their clients (2012). McAndrews was ranked second in both the “information technology” and “all industries” categories.[7]
  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy founding partner and Chairman Timothy J. Malloy, and shareholder Edward A. Mas were included in the brand new IAM publication “IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” (2012).[8]
  • The firm was ranked nationally for patent law in the U.S. News & Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” listing (2011).[9]
  • Founding partners George P. McAndrews and Timothy J. Malloy were selected for inclusion in the International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers 2012. McAndrews and Malloy were nominated by their peers for this honor, which recognizes the world’s leading attorneys in patent law.[10]
  • In 2011, founding partner and Chairman Timothy J. Malloy was designated a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.[11]
  • Shareholder Christopher V. Carani was selected as one of “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty To Watch”.[12]
  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy attorney Troy Groetken was named one of “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” for 2009 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company.[13]
  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy attorney Jay Nuttall was selected as one of Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s 2007 “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch.”[14]
  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy shareholder Dean A. Pelletier was named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch.”[15]
  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy shareholder Herbert D. Hart III was named a “Life Sciences Star” in the inaugural edition of LMG Life Sciences 2012.[16]
  • Twelve McAndrews, Held & Malloy attorneys were named 2012 Illinois “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars.”[17]
  • Three McAndrews, Held & Malloy attorneys were honored as 2012 “Best Lawyers in America.”[18]
  • The firm’s founding partners were honored as 2011 “Best Lawyers in America.”[19]
  • Four attorneys were named “Super Lawyers” and four attorneys were recognized as “Rising Stars” in 2011.[20]
  • Four attorneys were recognized as “Top Patent Prosecutors” in 2011 by Patent Research Review and Patent Buddy.[21]
  • Seventeen attorneys were recognized as “Leading Lawyers” by Law Bulletin Publishing Company in 2011.[22]
  • Partner Robert A. Surrette was selected to receive the 2011 Chicago-Kent College of Law “Distinguished Service Award.” He received the award for his volunteer contributions to the Chicago-Kent community, in addition to his many professional accomplishments.[23]
  • Eight McAndrews, Held & Malloy attorneys were honored as intellectual property law leaders by Law & Politics (2010).[24]

Press and publications[edit]

McAndrews, Held & Malloy attorneys are asked to share their views on topics within the intellectual property field.

Some select placements include:

  • NPR: “Jury To Decide Apple's Patent Case Against Samsung”[25]
  • Bloomberg TV: “Carani Doesn’t Expect Apple-Samsung Suit Settlement”[26]
  • The New York Times: “In Apple’s Patent Case, Tech Shifts May Follow”[27]
  • Fortune, CNN Money: “Apple v Samsung: When will jury deliver a verdict?”[28]
  • Fortune, CNN Money: “Today in Tech: How the Apple-Samsung trial could affect tech forever”[29]
  • Fortune, CNN Money: “Why would Apple settle?”[30]
  • Fortune, CNN Money: “Samsung's best defense: Everybody copies, even Apple”[31]
  • Fortune, CNN Money: “Apple's $2 billion claim comes from a twist in U.S. patent law”[32]
  • Fortune, CNN Money: “Apple’s secret weapon”[33]
  • Los Angeles Times: “Samsung copied iPhone, lawyer for Apple says in patent trial”[34]
  • Entrepreneur: “What Your Business Can Learn From Apple’s Battle with Samsung.”[35]
  • Forbes: “Think Before You Send: The Legal Risks in Casual Email”[36]
  • Medical Design Technology: “America Invents Act: Start Planning Now”[37]
  • Law360: “Personalized Medicine, Patents And The Supreme Court”[38]
  • Nanotechnology Now: “Is it semi or is it bio?”[39]
  • National Law Journal: “Trade secret theft outside U.S. is basis for barring imports, Federal Circuit rules”[40]
  • Chicago Lawyer: “Where do midsize IP firms exist in the legal world?”[41]
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: “Added benefits exist for going with IP boutique firms”[42]
  • InsideCounsel: “Set realistic preservation boundaries”[43]
  • Managing IP: “All you need to know about the new USPTO procedures”[44]
  • Electronic Design: “Maximize Your Patent’s Potential Via Its Enabling Technologies And Appearance”[45]
  • China Medical Device Manufacturer: “Navigating IP Litigation Landmines in the United States”[46]
  • ComputerWorld: “Samsung may beat Apple’s, US design patents expert warns”[47]
  • Furniture & Accessories Magazine USA: “Securing Intellectual Property”[48]
  • Law360: “A Lower-Cost Alternative to Litigation”[49]
  • Corporate Counsel: “A National Leg-Up for Generic Drugmakers”[50]
  • Medical Laboratory Observer: “Patents and patients: The implications of the Prometheus V. Mayo Supreme Court decision”[51]
  • Managing IP: “USTPO tacks hefty fees on new patent procedures”[52]
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: “Local IP lawyers consider issues in California Twitter account lawsuit”[53]

Orange Book Blog[edit]

In 2006, McAndrews, Held & Malloy partner Aaron F. Barkoff, Ph.D., founded the "Orange Book Blog", which is a respected weblog reporting on new developments in pharmaceutical patent law and FDA law. Barkoff has extensive experience in Abbreviated New Drug Application litigation, from pre-filing investigations and strategy to dispositive motions, trials and appeals. He provides U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory advice relating to pharmaceuticals, including advice concerning patent term extensions under Section 156 and Orange Book patent listings. Barkoff is a regular speaker at pharmaceutical patent law conferences.

Diversity[edit]

McAndrews, Held & Malloy takes an active approach in maintaining and creating diversity among its employees through its hiring, training, and promoting practices, and through initiatives such as its Women’s Group, mentoring programs and flexible work schedules.[54] The firm’s attorneys have served in leadership positions with the Arab American Bar Association, the Asian American Bar Association, the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, the Indian American Bar Association, the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law Firms and many other diversity-focused organizations and bar associations.

Each year, McAndrews offers a Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship and a paid summer clerkship to a qualified first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school who has a diverse background, possesses a degree in science or engineering, and is committed to pursuing a career in patent law in Chicago.[55]

Careers[edit]

Many of their attorneys have technical degrees in fields ranging from chemistry and electrical engineering to physics and Ph.D.-level biotechnology.

In 2010, McAndrews, Held & Malloy was featured in the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces listing.[56] It was also one of only three intellectual property/technology firms in the country included in Kimm Alayne Walton’s book, “America’s Greatest Places to Work With A Law Degree.”[57]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George P. McAndrews Bio
  2. ^ Timothy J. Malloy Bio
  3. ^ John J. Held Bio
  4. ^ Lawrence M. Jarvis Bio
  5. ^ Gregory J. Vogler Bio Archived 2012-08-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ McAndrews, Held & Malloy Website
  7. ^ Paragons of Prosecution, Intellectual Asset Management Magazine
  8. ^ IAM Patent 1000 -- The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, Intellectual Asset Management Magazine
  9. ^ U.S. News & Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" listing (2011), bestlawfirms.usnews.com/firms/mcandrews-held-malloy-ltd-/overview/32092/
  10. ^ IP Today (March 6, 2012), http://www.iptoday.com/news-archived-article.asp?id=7851&type
  11. ^ IP Today (September 23, 2011), "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  12. ^ McAndrews, Held & Malloy Press Release (September 29, 2010), "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  13. ^ McAndrews, Held & Malloy Press Release (September 23, 2009), "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-12. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  14. ^ McAndrews, Held & Malloy Press Release (September 6, 2007), "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-12. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  15. ^ McAndrews, Held & Malloy Press Release (2006), "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-26. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  16. ^ McAndrews, Held & Malloy Press Release (June 27, 2012), http://www.mcandrews-ip.com/news_releases_article.php?id=178[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ IP Today (January 25, 2012), http://www.iptoday.com/news-archived-article.asp?id=7613&type=
  18. ^ IP Today (November 14, 2011), http://www.iptoday.com/news-archived-article.asp?id=7540&type=misc
  19. ^ McAndrews, Held & Malloy Press Release (October 11, 2010), http://www.mcandrews-ip.com/news_releases_article.php?id=122[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ IP Today (January 10, 2011) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  21. ^ IP Today (June 17, 2011), http://www.iptoday.com/news-archived-article.asp?id=7395&type=misc
  22. ^ IP Today (January 14, 2011), http://www.iptoday.com/news-archived-article.asp?id=6882&type=misc
  23. ^ IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Awards: 2011 Award Recipients, http://www.kentlaw.edu/depts/alums/lunch/awards.html
  24. ^ McAndrews, Held & Malloy Press Release (March 10, 2010), "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-12. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  25. ^ NPR: "Jury to Decide Apple's Patent Case Against Samsung" https://www.npr.org/2012/08/22/159679099/jury-to-decide-apple-s-patent-case-against-samsung
  26. ^ Bloomberg TV: “Carani Doesn’t Expect Apple-Samsung Suit Settlement” https://www.bloomberg.com/video/carani-doesn-t-expect-apple-samsung-suit-settlement-rfGO3X9MREeJsVZot64mnA.html
  27. ^ The New York Times: “In Apple’s Patent Case, Tech Shifts May Follow” https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/technology/samsung-and-apple-fail-to-agree-out-of-court.html?_r=2
  28. ^ Fortune, CNN Money: “Apple v Samsung: When will jury deliver a verdict?” http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/08/23/apple-v-samsung-when-will-the-jury-deliver-a-verdict/
  29. ^ Fortune, CNN Money: “Today in Tech: How the Apple-Samsung trial could affect tech forever” "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-24. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  30. ^ Fortune, CNN Money: “Why would Apple settle?” http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/08/16/why-would-apple-settle/
  31. ^ Fortune, CNN Money: “Samsung's best defense: Everybody copies, even Apple” http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/08/13/samsungs-best-defense-everybody-copies-even-apple/
  32. ^ Fortune, CNN Money: “Apple's $2 billion claim comes from a twist in U.S. patent law” http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/08/01/apples-2-billion-claim-comes-from-a-twist-in-u-s-patent-law/
  33. ^ Fortune, CNN Money: “Apple’s secret weapon” http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/26/apples-secret-weapon/
  34. ^ Los Angeles Times: “Samsung copied iPhone, lawyer for Apple says in patent trial” http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/01/business/la-fi-apple-samsung-20120801
  35. ^ Entrepreneur: “What Your Business Can Learn From Apple’s Battle with Samsung.” http://www.mcandrews-ip.com/media_coverage/Carani%20-%20Apple%5c's%20Battle%20-%20Entrepreneur%20-%2012-8-11.pdf
  36. ^ Forbes: “Think Before You Send: The Legal Risks in Casual Email” https://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2012/06/06/think-before-you-send-the-legal-risks-in-casual-e-mail/
  37. ^ Medical Design Technology: “America Invents Act: Start Planning Now” http://www.mdtmag.com/articles/2012/02/america-invents-act-start-planning-now
  38. ^ Law360: “Personalized Medicine, Patents And The Supreme Court” http://www.law360.com/articles/263230/personalized-medicine-patents-and-the-supreme-court
  39. ^ Nanotechnology Now: “Is it semi or is it bio?” http://www.nanotech-now.com/columns/?article=654
  40. ^ National Law Journal: “Trade secret theft outside U.S. is basis for barring imports, Federal Circuit rules” http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202518718897&slreturn=20120728173946
  41. ^ Chicago Lawyer: “Where do midsize IP firms exist in the legal world?” http://www.chicagolawyermagazine.com/Archives/2012/02/Intellectual-Property-Law-Firms.aspx
  42. ^ Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: “Added benefits exist for going with IP boutique firms” http://mcandrews-ip.com/media_coverage/Pelletier-Ma-Dicerbo-%20IP%20boutique%20firms-CDLB-9-7-10.pdf[permanent dead link]
  43. ^ InsideCounsel: “Set realistic preservation boundaries” http://www.insidecounsel.com/2012/05/30/e-discovery-set-realistic-preservation-boundaries
  44. ^ Managing IP: “All you need to know about the new USPTO procedures” http://www.managingip.com/Article/2976287/Search/All-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-USPTO-procedures.html?Home=true&Keywords=scott+mcbride&Brand=Site&tabSelected=True
  45. ^ Electronic Design: “Maximize Your Patent’s Potential Via Its Enabling Technologies And Appearance” http://electronicdesign.com/article/components/maximize-your-patent-s-potential-via-its-enabling-technologies-and-appearance
  46. ^ China Medical Device Manufacturer: “Navigating IP Litigation Landmines in the United States” http://archive.cmdm.com/article.php/ArticleID/3112?lang=en&
  47. ^ ComputerWorld: “Samsung may beat Apple’s, US design patents expert warns” http://blogs.computerworld.com/19147/samsung_may_beat_apples_us_design_patents_expert_warns
  48. ^ Furniture & Accessories Magazine USA: “Securing Intellectual Property” http://www.furniture-magazine.us/flipbook/may_june12/flipviewerxpress.html
  49. ^ Law360: “A Lower-Cost Alternative to Litigation” http://www.law360.com/articles/246774/a-lower-cost-alternative-to-litigation
  50. ^ Corporate Counsel: “A National Leg-Up for Generic Drugmakers” http://www.law.com/jsp/cc/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1339378133075
  51. ^ Medical Laboratory Observer: “Patents and patients: The implications of the Prometheus V. Mayo Supreme Court decision” http://www.mlo-online.com/eBook/MLO201207/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mlo-online.com%2Ffeatures%2F201207%2Fcover-story%2Fa-new-look-at-genital-herpes-the-critical-role-of-the-laboratory-in-diagnosis-and-management.aspx
  52. ^ Managing IP: “USTPO tacks hefty fees on new patent procedures” http://www.managingip.com/Article/2973413/Search/USPTO-tacks-hefty-fees-on-new-patent-procedures.html?Home=true&Keywords=mcandrews+&Brand=Site&tabSelected=True&PageMove=1
  53. ^ Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: “Local IP lawyers consider issues in California Twitter account lawsuit” http://www.mhmlaw.com/files/Barich%20-%20Consider%20Twitter%20-%20CDLB%20-%201-31-12.pdf[permanent dead link]
  54. ^ McAndrews, Held & Malloy's Diversity Policy, http://www.mcandrews-ip.com/pdfs/Policy%20-%20Diversity.pdf[permanent dead link]
  55. ^ McAndrews, Held & Malloy's Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship, http://www.mcandrews-ip.com/diversity_fellowship.html
  56. ^ Chicago's Top Workplaces 2010: The Winners, Chicago Tribune, http://media.apps.chicagotribune.com/tables/workplaces2010.html
  57. ^ Kimm Alayne Walton, “America’s Greatest Places to Work With A Law Degree,” Page 408, "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-08-24. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 

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