Intellectual Property Attorney, Todd A. Benni, Joins McDonald Hopkins Law Firm

CLEVELAND, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Todd A. Benni has joined the Intellectual Property Practice at McDonald Hopkins LLC as Of Counsel. He is based in the firm's Cleveland and West Palm Beach offices. The Intellectual Property Practice provides counsel, representation and legal opinions on matters ranging from patent, copyright and licensing, to trademark and trade secret issues.

(Photo: ) (Photo: ) Benni provides legal advice and counseling to clients regarding a wide range of issues relating to intellectual property, including the management and exploitation of domestic and international intellectual property portfolios. His experience encompasses the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, and trademark applications. Benni has negotiated and drafted a variety of intellectual property agreements. He has conducted all kinds of intellectual property due diligence, managed worldwide domain name portfolios, drafted intellectual property policies, and handled a variety of Internet issues.

Before joining McDonald Hopkins, Benni served as Senior Managing Counsel, IP, Advertising and Licensing for a leading global supplier of office products and services. He received a J.D. in 1998 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 from Purdue University.

Benni can be reached at 561.847.2349 or

About McDonald Hopkins McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, and West Palm Beach. The firm offers comprehensive legal services in the areas of business law, litigation, business restructuring, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, and estate planning. The president of McDonald Hopkins is Carl J. Grassi. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit

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