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Vedder Thinking | Events Intellectual Property Shareholders to Participate in PLI’s 2015 Patent Prosecution Boot Camps



May 12-14, 2015 and June 15-17, 2015

Four Vedder Price Intellectual Property group shareholders will participate in the Practising Law Institute's (PLI), "Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2015: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing," programs in Chicago (May 12–14) and New York City (June 15–17).

"Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2015," is intended for patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys as well as patent agents. During the three-day program, attendees will participate in clinics in which they will learn the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, and review recent developments in the law.

Angelo J. Bufalino, who currently co-chairs Vedder Price's Intellectual Property group, will serve as one of three co-chairs for the Chicago event. Deborah L. Lu, Ph.D., will serve as a clinical instructor for the New York program, co-leading a session dealing with amendment problems.

Thomas J. Kowalski (New York) and Christopher P. Moreno (Chicago) will lead the sessions, "Patent Prosecution." Topics will include changes made by the America Invents Act and common mistakes made in responding to patent office actions, including objections and rejections. Their sessions will also discuss ethical issues as well as responses to final actions, appeals, reexaminations, reissues and other post-issuance matters, including new third-party submissions and supplemental examination and contested administrative proceedings.

For more information on PLI's 2015 Patent Prosecution Boot Camps, click here.


Angelo J. Bufalino


Thomas J. Kowalski


Deborah L. Lu, Ph.D.