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Eight McAndrews, Held & Malloy Attorneys Honored As Intellectual Property Law Leaders

Friday, March 19, 2010

Law & Politics Recognizes Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Chicago, IL -- McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd., one of the nation’s preeminent law firms specializing in intellectual property and complex technology law, announced today that three of firm’s shareholders were named Illinois Super Lawyers and five of the firm’s shareholders were recognized as Illinois Rising Stars.

McAndrews Chairman Timothy J. Malloy and shareholders Edward W. Remus and Gregory J. Vogler were honored by publisher Law & Politics as Illinois Super Lawyers, the state’s top intellectual property litigators. Featured in the 2010 issue of Chicago Magazine, the honorees were selected through a statewide nomination process and evaluated by peers in their practice area. Less than 5 percent of the state’s total lawyers are selected as Super Lawyers each year.

McAndrews shareholders named as 2010 Illinois Rising Stars in intellectual property law or litigation are Joseph M. Barich, Joseph M. Butscher, Christopher V. Carani, Sandra A. Frantzen and Scott P. McBride. Rising Stars are the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys who are age 40 or younger, or have been practicing law for 10 years or less. Law & Politics limits the number of Rising Stars to no more than 2.5 percent of the total lawyers in any state.

Timothy J. Malloy is nationally known for his IP litigation successes in the medical device, electrical and mechanical fields, including numerous multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements as lead trial counsel. A co-founder of the firm, Malloy argued 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. His professional highlights also include securing one of the largest IP damages awards in U.S. history on behalf of Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Malloy is widely published on such diverse subjects as cost control of patent litigation, claim interpretation, and improvements in arbitration procedures.

Edward W. Remus has served as trial and appellate counsel for clients ranging from multinational corporations to start-ups. He also has counseled clients in a full range of complex IP matters. His successes across a wide range of technologies are based on the combination of both his experience as a research chemical engineer and a corporate patent attorney, and his 37 years of experience in private practice. His notable successes include obtaining a summary judgment of patent invalidity under the "recapture rule," which was affirmed on appeal by the Federal Circuit, and coordination of numerous patent litigations in Europe and Australia corresponding to patents being asserted in the United States.

Gregory J. Vogler specializes in patent, trade secret and trademark litigation, representing owners and accused infringers in all phases, including jury and bench trials, ITC proceedings, arbitration and mediation. As lead trial lawyer, Vogler recently won a significant ITC trade secret case obtaining a 10-year Exclusion Order against the importation of cast steel railway wheels in Investigation No. 337-TA-655. One of the firm’s co-founders, he also specializes in IP due diligence investigations related to acquisitions and mergers. Vogler has argued over 10 times before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His litigation experience spans diverse technologies and he has worked extensively on medical device patent cases.

Joseph M. Barich specializes in developing and managing powerful IP portfolios that are typically centered around a patent backbone, but often include copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, proprietary designs and license agreements. His work has covered a wide variety of industries and has involved high-tech and medical innovations.

Joseph M. Butscher has substantial experience in various areas of patent law and practice beyond litigation, and focuses his practice on electrical and mechanical engineering technologies. He has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications and has counseled clients on product development and assertion of patent rights.

Christopher V. Carani is nationally recognized in the field of design law, which concerns the protection and enforcement of product design. In addition, for over a decade, he has counseled clients in the consumer products industry on a wide range of domestic and international IP issues. Carani’s recent article, "The New ‘Extra-Ordinary’ Observer Test for Design Patent Infringement," was selected as one of the 20 best law review articles of 2009 for inclusion in the Thompson Reuters (West) Patent Law Review 2010.

Sandra A. Frantzen practices a broad range of IP law focusing on patent, trademark and copyright litigation. She participates in all aspects of dispute resolution from pre-litigation consultation to trial and appellate work. She also advises clients on strategic IP development, acquisition, protection and enforcement concerning diverse technologies.

Scott P. McBride focuses on the procurement and enforcement of IP rights in federal courts and with the International Trade Commission and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. His practice includes counseling regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and complex technology law.

About McAndrews, Held & Malloy

Founded in 1988, McAndrews, Held & Malloy is one of the nation’s preeminent legal resources on intellectual property, antitrust and technology matters, serving institutions ranging from major multinationals and start-ups to world-class colleges and universities. The firm’s technically trained attorneys have built an unparalleled record of litigation successes in jury trials, bench trials and ADR proceedings. In addition, McAndrews offers its clients 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 and M&A support, technology licensing and joint ventures, and technology transfers and donations. Additional information can be found at

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