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Thomas J. Kowalski

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Thomas J. Kowalski

Shareholder

Thomas J. Kowalski, a Shareholder in the New York office of Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property group, has been in practice for 30 years.

His practice includes biotech, chemical and medical apparatus litigation, patent prosecution, licensing and counseling. Mr. Kowalski also represents his clients in procuring and enforcing trademarks. He obtains trademark protection domestically and worldwide, and he enforces trademark rights in the United States. Mr. Kowalski has also defended clients accused of trademark infringement and negotiated agreements to avoid litigation.

In fulfilling the requirements for American Chemistry Society certification, Mr. Kowalski has extensively studied graduate biochemistry, graduate inorganic chemistry, genetics, computer science and laboratory research (a joint project amongst NYU (in the laboratory of Yorke E. Rhodes, Ph.D.), Columbia University and The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (under Carl A. Gottlieb, Ph.D.). Also while studying at NYU, he was awarded a National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Participant (NSF-URP) Grant and performed laboratory research at Hunter College, City University of New York (in the laboratory of Joseph J. Dannenberg, Ph.D.), results of which were published in J. J. Dannenberg, J. K. Barton, B. Bunch, B. J. Goldberg, T. Kowalski, “Trifluoroacetolysis of optically active 2-butyl tosylate,” J. Org. Chem., 1983, 48(24): 4524–4527, DOI: 10.1021/ jo00172a016 (December 1983).

Mr. Kowalski has extensive international experience and has appeared before courts and proceedings throughout the world, including London, England; The Hague, Netherlands; Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Tokyo, Japan; and Melbourne and Canberra, Australia.

Mr. Kowalski has co-authored numerous publications and has spoken at national and international venues. To name a few, Mr. Kowalski has been invited to speak at C5 conferences that have occurred in London, England and Munich, Germany; and IBC Life Sciences conferences in Brussels, Belgium and Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Kowalski has also been an Adjunct Professor teaching intellectual property law at New York University's Brooklyn Campus (Polytechnic Institute of New York University) as part of the Master of Science in Management program.

Mr. Kowalski was selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for 2014–2016. He was also named in International Who’s Who of Patent Attorneys for 2010-2011 as well as 2011-2012. Mr. Kowalski received an "AV Preeminent" Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

Thomas J. Kowalski

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Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1986, with honors
  • New York University, B.S., 1982

Thomas J. Kowalski

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Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1987
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Affiliations

  • Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA)
  • Member, NYIPLA Amicus Briefs Committee
  • Member, Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the AIPLA Antitrust Law Committee
  • Member, Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Member, New York Biotechnology Organization
  • Member, Editorial Board, Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Commercial Biotechnology
  • Editorial Advisor, Intellectual Property for Nature Biotechnology
  • Member, Federal Circuit Law Journal Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Thomas J. Kowalski

Shareholder

Thomas J. Kowalski

Shareholder