Three McAndrews Attorneys Selected by their Peers as 2014 Best Lawyers in America®


CHICAGO, IL – December 11, 2013 – McAndrews, Held & Malloy announced today that founding partners Timothy J. Malloy and John J. Held and shareholder Troy A. Groetkenwere selected by their peers for inclusion in this year’s Best Lawyers in America® listing in the fields of patent, trademark and litigation law. All three attorneys have been previously recognized as Best Lawyers.

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publications in the legal profession. Inclusion in this year’s 20th edition is based on more than 4.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers is regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, since leading lawyers vote for their peers to be listed and are not permitted to pay any fee to participate.

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 IP-related trials throughout the country.  His professional highlights 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 $5million award of attorney’s fees for an exceptional case. In 2013, Malloy was featured in the inaugural “IAM 1,000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners.” He was also listed by Chambers 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, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Malloy was listed for the first time in Best Lawyers in 1999.

John J. Held has successfully counseled clients across a wide spectrum of industries in patent, trademark and copyright infringement actions, patent appeals and interferences, and trademark oppositions/cancellation proceedings.  His experience involves working with products such as automotive parts and equipment, web handling and processing equipment, software products, refuse handling equipment, electronic receptacles and fittings, computer jukeboxes and games, sporting goods and consumer products.  Held has been included in this listing since 2006.

Troy A. Groetken has more than 15 years of experience in the intellectual property field and more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological and chemical fields.  As a registered U.S. patent practitioner, Groetken regularly counsels international and Fortune 100 clients regarding advanced patent litigation and procurement matters; advises upon global licensing, acquisition and divestiture issues coordinated with client-centered business modeling and approaches; and analyzes and addresses complex global intellectual property transactional issues, including due diligence analysis, valuation assessment, competitive landscape review, white space analysis, opinion development and global portfolio management.  He was named a “Rising Star” by the Illinois Super Lawyersindependent survey in 2008 and 2009, and was included as one the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch.”  This is the third year Groetken has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America.


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

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