Vedder Thinking | News Angelo J. Bufalino Acknowledges Intellectual Property Boom in Crain’s Chicago
Angelo J. Bufalino, Shareholder and Chair of Vedder Price’s Intellectual Property practice group, was quoted in this week’s issue of Crain’s Chicago Business in the article “Patent Law Sizzles as Law Firms Cash in on Intellectual Property Boom.”
In the article, Mr. Bufalino commented on the increased demand for intellectual property attorneys, stating that patent attorneys have never been as in-demand as they are now. Driving the need for intellectual property practitioners, says the article, is a recent change in patent law that assigns rights to applicants who are first to file, rather than first to invent.
As evidence of this growth, the firm’s Intellectual Property practice has grown from three attorneys in 1999 to a team of 25 attorneys and patent agents across the firm’s Chicago, New York and Washington DC offices today.