McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Nicole Grimm is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (MBHB) and serves as Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on intellectual property matters, including patent procurement, counseling, inter partes review proceedings, and litigation. In particular, she prepares and prosecutes patent applications, prepares freedom to operate and patentability opinions, and handles global patent portfolios for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and cannabis clients. She has also litigated cases involving patent, trade dress, and copyright infringement before U.S. District Courts.
Nicole co-founded the Cannabis Practice Group at MBHB to address the intellectual property needs of this emerging market. She frequently writes and speaks on issues related to intellectual property protection for cannabis businesses.
Nicole is a licensed attorney in Illinois and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, her M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado, and her B.A. in Biochemistry from McDaniel College.
While in law school, Nicole served as an intern for the Honorable Martin P. Welch, Chief Judge, 8th Judicial Circuit at the Baltimore City Circuit Court. Prior to law school, Nicole worked for The Johns Hopkins University as a research technologist.