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Vedder Price joined the Chicago Innovation Awards, the Chicago region’s foremost annual celebration of innovation, in New York City on Monday, February 25, to close the NASDAQ Stock Market, the premier exchange for technology companies. The event, arranged by the Chicago Innovation Awards, emphasized the surge of innovation that is occurring in the Chicago region, and shone a spotlight on the organizations that make up its vibrant economy.

View a photo from the event.

“This annual event is an excellent example of how the Chicago Innovation Awards celebrates the spirit of innovation in organizations across all industries, sizes and sectors,” said Tom Kuczmarski, Co-Founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards.

“We are so proud to have Vedder Price as a sponsor of the Chicago Innovation Awards, and applaud their commitment to innovation,” said Dan Miller, fellow Co-Founder.

Angelo J. Bufalino, Chair of the Intellectual Property group at Vedder Price, and Timothy M. Nitsch, an Associate in the group, represented Vedder Price. Joining them were fellow sponsors Comcast Business Class and Disney Institute, as well as the winners of the 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards, including BrightTag, BriteSeed, Catamaran, Champion Medical Technologies, Coyote Logistics, Cummins Allison, Feeding America, Littelfuse, Medline Industries, MentorMob, Mobcart, Moneythink, New Futuro, Northwestern Global Health Foundation, OptionsCity Software, Polybrite and SMS Assist.

About the Chicago Innovation Awards:

Established in 2002, the Chicago Innovation Awards shine a bright light on the creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on the most significant new products and services introduced in the region. The winners each year are innovations that uniquely fill unmet needs, spark a competitive response in the marketplace, exceed market expectations, achieve financial success and improve people’s lives. They emerge from the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Most importantly, the Chicago Innovation Awards remind us that innovation is thriving in America’s heartland.


Angelo J. Bufalino