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Four McAndrews Attorneys Named “IP Stars” By Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Date: May 9, 2014 || McAndrews News

CHICAGO, IL - May 9, 2014 - For the second consecutive year, McAndrews, Held & Malloy founding partner and Chairman Timothy J. Malloy, and shareholders Herbert D. Hart III, Greg Vogler and George Wheeler have been named "IP Stars" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. All four attorneys were recommended by their peers and clients for the honor, which highlights the country's leading intellectual property firms and attorneys.

Selection of IP Stars is also based on extensive research, interviews and surveys among thousands of IP attorneys conducted by a team of researchers at Managing Intellectual Property. The McAndrews attorneys will be featured in the magazine's stand-alone "IP Stars 2014" issue, which is distributed to nearly 12,000 U.S. and international in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies, business executives, decision makers and private practice lawyers around the world. 

Nationally recognized for his intellectual property litigation successes, Timothy J. Malloyhas been involved in numerous multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements and has served as lead counsel in trials throughout the country. Highlights of his career include arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Eli Lilly and Company, the leading case directed to the scope of patent protection for medical devices, obtaining a $166 million judgment for infringement and obtaining a $5 million award of attorney's fees for an exceptional case. Malloy has been repeatedly listed in Best Lawyers, and was featured in the inaugural IAM 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners. He was also listed byChambers USA as one of the top IP trial lawyers in Illinois and characterized as an "Outstanding Trial Lawyer," and has been designated a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American trial lawyers. 

Herbert D. Hart III has many years' experience in litigation before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in a wide range of technologies, including specifically the life science and chemical technologies.  He is a well-recognized PTAB practitioner, and he has served as an expert witness on interference practice. He has regularly spoken before clients, associations, and other audiences on PTAB trial practice, as well as on rulemaking under the post-grant provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). Hart has served on the American Intellectual Property Law Association's (AIPLA) Special Task Force on AIA Rulemaking and he was also appointed to the six-member Intellectual Property Owners Association/American Bar Association (ABA)/AIPLA Expert Committee on Regulations for Conducting New Post-Grant Review/Inter Partes Review Procedures (also known as the "Gang of 6"). He is widely published in the field of IP law and has provided commentary in numerous legal, business and scientific publications. Hart is also an associate editor and contributing author of the ABA book, ANDA Litigation: Strategies and Tactics for Pharmaceutical Patent Litigators.

One of the firm's co-founders, Greg Vogler focuses on patent, trade secret and trademark litigation, as well as IP due diligence related to acquisitions and mergers. His litigation experience spans diverse technologies, and he has worked extensively on medical device patent cases. He has argued cases more than 10 times before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. On February 5, 2013, he obtained a $70 million jury verdict for infringement of a surgical irrigator patent on behalf of Stryker Corporation against Zimmer Holdings, Inc. in Michigan. Post-verdict, all of Stryker's post-trial motions were granted, and Vogler was able to turn the $70 million jury verdict into a post-trial award in excess of $248 million.  The case is now listed as the fifth largest IP verdict and 25th largest among all top verdicts in the United States in the National Law Journal's 2013 "Top 100 Verdicts List." In 2012, Vogler won a significant ITC trade secrets case (Tianrui v. U.S. ITC), securing a 10-year Exclusion Order against the importation of cast steel railway wheels. Vogler represents owners and alleged infringers in all phases of litigation, including jury and bench trials, ITC proceedings, arbitration and mediation.

George Wheeler counsels corporate clients in a wide variety of patent matters involving diverse chemical, mechanical and medical technologies, including many post-grant patent proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His specialty is patent analysis and prosecution, both for patent owners and alleged patent infringers. He has been named a Top Patent Prosecutor by PatentBuddy®, an honor achieved by only two percent of U.S. patent practitioners. Prior to McAndrews, Wheeler worked as an in-house patent attorney at The Procter & Gamble Company and Morton Thiokol, Inc.  His other professional accomplishments include: election as Secretary of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); election as a member of the Board of Managers of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC); and selection as chair or vice chair of numerous committees of the AIPLA, IPLAC, and Intellectual Property Owners (IPO).  Wheeler speaks and publishes extensively at the local and national levels respecting patent law, particularly on portfolio management now that the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act is in force.


About McAndrews, Held & Malloy
McAndrews, Held & Malloy boasts one of the most highly regarded teams of intellectual property attorneys, agents and technology specialists in the United States. Founded in 1988, the firm offers deep bench strength in matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. McAndrews attorneys have underlying scientific-based degrees and extensive prior experience in technology and IP-focused professions, and they routinely handle cases that involve innovative and cutting-edge technologies in specialized industries. While best known for their record of litigation successes, the firm also offers services in IP procurement, patent interferences, trademark oppositions and cancellations, IP/technology opinions and investigations, global portfolio management, development and licensing, M&A support, due diligence, design rights and joint ventures. Clients include multi-national corporations, Fortune 500 companies, startups and world-renowned universities. For more information, visit www.mcandrews-ip.com.