Vedder Price

Alain Villeneuve

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Alain Villeneuve joined Vedder Price as an Associate in the Intellectual Property group in 2006.

He represents clients in a wide range of corporate matters, immigration matters and intellectual property matters, including the prosecution of patents and the registration and monitoring of trademarks and copyrights. Mr. Villeneuve has represented a large number of clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and in relation to international enforcement of intellectual property. His experience includes drafting patent applications in electrical, mechanical, wireless and computer software fields. He has also filed for international patent and trademark applications under the PCT and Madrid regimes. Mr. Villeneuve has also won significant cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and one of his patents has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Bilski v. Kappos decision.

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Villeneuve worked in France for approximately 10 years in the field of nuclear engineering. While there, he was qualified by the Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique, allowing him to work in the control room of a pressurized water reactor. He also supervised a team of engineers in the design, testing and construction phases of a nuclear fuel transport system. He also managed a fuel storage site in Italy and designed the first international humid fuel transport cask.

Mr. Villeneuve is a U.S. Patent Attorney (63,228) and a Solicitor registered to practice in a plurality of foreign jurisdictions. Mr. Villeneuve is a native French speaker and is fluent in Italian and English.

Mr. Villeneuve was selected for inclusion from 2009 to 2013 as an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Alain Villeneuve

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Education

  • McGill University & Hautes Etudes Commerciales, University of Montreal, 2012
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2003, cum laude
  • Cornell University International Law Program, Paris, 2002
  • Polytechnique of Montréal, B.E., 1991
  • Polytechnique of Montréal, B.E., 1990

Alain Villeneuve

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Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2004
  • The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA), 2012

Court Admissions

  • English Law Society, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2004

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Clowns Without Borders

Alain Villeneuve

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Alain Villeneuve

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Blogs

Mr. Villeneuve contributes to our Media & Privacy Risk Report blog. To view it, please click here.