Three McAndrews, Held & Malloy Attorneys Listed in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®


CHICAGO, IL – December 12, 2015 – McAndrews, Held & Malloy, a leading intellectual property law firm that boasts one of the most highly regarded teams of IP attorneys in the United States, announced today that founding partners Timothy J. Malloy and John J. Held, and shareholder Troy A. Groetken were once again selected by their peers for inclusion in the 22nd edition of Best Lawyers in America®. All three attorneys have been previously recognized as Best Lawyers in the fields of patent, trademark and litigation law.

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publications in the legal profession. Inclusion in this year’s edition, which features the top attorneys in 140 practice areas, is based on more than 6.7 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.

Timothy J. Malloy has been listed in Best Lawyers since 1999. Nationally recognized for his IP litigation successes, Malloy has been involved in numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts, awards and settlements, and has served as lead counsel in trials throughout the country. He has also engaged in numerous, highly successful arbitrations and mediations. Malloy was featured in the inaugural “IAM 1,000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners,” was named one of the “Top 10 Intellectual Property Lawyers in Illinois” by Leading Lawyers Magazine and was characterized by Chambers USA as an “Outstanding Trial Lawyer.” Malloy is 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. He was also awarded the “Mentor Merit Award” from LINK Unlimited Scholars for 28 consecutive years of service.

John J. Held was first included in the Best Lawyers listing in 2006. He counsels and works with clients concerning the scope and protection of their patent, trademark and copyright rights, and the enforcement and licensing of their IP rights. Held has successfully counseled clients in numerous patent, trademark and copyright infringement actions (jury trials, bench trials and mediations) and in Patent and Trademark Office patent appeals, patent interferences and trademark oppositions/cancellation proceedings. His other IP counseling, procurement and enforcement activities have focused on products in a wide spectrum of industries, including 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 and is involved with a variety of activities with local professional bar associations, his alma mater and the Chicagoland community. He was selected by the Legal Services Corporation to receive an award for his 10-plus years of pro bono efforts with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Troy A. Groetken has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2012. He 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 Fortune 100 and 500 companies on complex IP matters involving patent portfolio development, implementation and enforcement; advises upon and institutes multi-level front-end and back-end licensing programs coordinated with a client-centered business modeling approach; and addresses multi-jurisdictional intellectual property integration issues, ranging from core and non-core patent portfolio due diligence analysis to global portfolio coordination matters, among others. He was named a “Rising Star” by the Illinois Super Lawyers independent survey in 2008 and 2009, and was included as one of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch.” Prior to practicing patent law, Groetken worked as a clinical consultant pharmacist.



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