McAndrews Held & Malloy

United States (National)

500 West Madison, 34th floor
United States (National)
IL 60661

Tel:+1 (312) 775-8000
Fax:+1 (312) 775-8100
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Quick facts:

Established: 1988
Number of Partners: 44
Number of IP Practitioners: 75
Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, German, Italian, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu

McAndrews, Held & Malloy is a premier, full-service intellectual property law firm. Some of the world’s largest and most iconic companies, as well as other businesses and innovators of all sizes and in virtually every field, rely on McAndrews to handle complex, high-stakes matters, and the firm has secured victories worth billions of dollars for its clients.

In addition to being exceptional lawyers, our attorneys have degrees in technical fields such as electrical, computer, chemical and mechanical engineering, and chemistry and biochemistry. Many have advanced degrees and almost all are registered to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office. Many also have prior work experience in technology and IP-focused industries. Our clients also know that – in addition to technical and legal knowledge – our attorneys offer exceptional business sense. We focus on learning and understanding our clients’ businesses, and providing solutions that are often innovative and always tailored to clients’ strategies, priorities and needs.

While best known for our record of litigation success, we also excel in the strategic aspects of intellectual property. We are widely regarded as a leader in IP procurement, post-grant proceedings, IP opinions and investigations, global portfolio management, IP development and licensing, M&A support and design rights.

Legal and business publications such as Managing Intellectual Property, Intellectual Asset Management, World Trademark Review and U.S. News & World Report rank the firm and its attorneys as leaders in intellectual property law.


Last updated 10th June 2020

Practice Areas: Copyright & related rights, Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, ITC litigation, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, PTAB litigation, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution

Sector Expertise: Aerospace, Advertising, Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial intelligence, Arts, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, Defence, E-commerce, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Film, Financial services, FMCG, Food & beverage, Furniture, Gaming, Hospitality & leisure, ICT & software, Industrials, Instruments, Internet, Life sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Media, Medical device, Mining, Music, Nanotechnology, Not-for-profit, Oil & gas, Optics & photonics, Pharmaceutical, Publishing, Real estate, Renewable energy, Retail, Robotics, Semiconductors, Sports, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Tobacco, Transport, Universities & research, Utilities