McAndrew’s Malaika Tyson Named to the Crain’s Chicago Business 2024 Notable Women in Law List

Malaika’s unwavering dedication to her clients and her contributions to our firm and the community earned her a spot on Crain’s Chicago Business 2024 Notable Women in Law list. Malaika boasts a Ph.D. in chemistry alongside her law degree from the University of Chicago. She has had a tremendous impact on firm clients in the […]

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Pat Arnold, Ron DiCerbo, Hank Spuhler, and Malaika Tyson Recognized in World Trademark Review’s 2024 WTR 1000

The WTR 1000 identifies the leading trademark practices and practitioners in over 80 key jurisdictions globally. McAndrews was recognized for “top-notch work that runs the full spectrum of intellectual property.” According to WTR: Pat is “a safe pair of hands for a wide array of IP disputes, including patents. He is also an experienced counselor […]

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McAndrews’ Summer Associates John Dewar and Andrew Mills Win INTA’s Regional Moot Court Competition

In the regional round of INTA’s Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court competition, representing the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, summer associates John Dewar and Andrew Mills came out on top. The pair were awarded Best Oralists and first place overall, earning them a spot in the National Finals on March 9 in […]

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Sharon Hwang Recognized with Diversity Leadership Award

On Thursday, February 8, the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago (AABA) recognized Sharon Hwang as the recipient of their Law Firm Partner Diversity Leadership Award during the organization’s 36th annual installation ceremony and awards reception. The award is given to a lawyer with an exceptional track record of collaborative leadership in promoting diversity, equity, […]

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McAndrews, Held & Malloy Attorneys Recognized as 2024 Illinois Super Lawyers

The following shareholders have been named to the 2024 Illinois Super Lawyers list: Pat Arnold Christopher V. Carani Sandra Frantzen Herb Hart Sharon Hwang Debbie Laughton Pete McAndrews Bob Surrette Malaika Tyson Tom Wimbiscus The 2024 Rising Stars list includes the following attorneys: Manuela Cabal Sarine Hagopian Ben Mahon Amanda Jackson Phil Ruben Michael Tomsa […]

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Christopher V. Carani and Dunstan H. Barnes Author Bloomberg Law Article “Federal Circuit Should Spurn Appeal to Scrap Design Patent Test”

The framework for assessing the obviousness of design patents is at risk. With the Federal Circuit oral arguments slated for Feb. 5, Chris and Dunstan highlight the wisdom of the current Rosen-Durling framework in this article. The two provide background, context, and examples urging the Federal Circuit to uphold the current framework, detailing its over […]

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Christopher V. Carani to Host AIPLA Webinar on En Banc Federal Circuit Case LKQ v. GM

Following the Feb. 5 Federal Circuit oral argument on this en banc design patent case, Chris will debrief attendees on the design patent obviousness issues at hand. He will also share insights and observations from the courtroom. Chris will be joined by Professor Mark Janis from Indiana University School of Law, as well as the […]

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Dunstan Barnes Presents Virtual CLE Webinar on Design Patent Protection for Replacements Parts

On Tuesday, January 30, at noon Central, Dunstan Barnes will conduct a virtual CLE webinar on design patent protection for replacement parts. Many products, from automobiles to appliances, require replacement parts. This panel will examine the key considerations when defining and drafting design patent claims for them, the difference between U.S. and European treatment of […]

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