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Three attorneys from Vedder Price joined winners of the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards in New York City on Monday, March 31 to close the NASDAQ stock market, the premier exchange for technology companies. Chicago is the only city to have its top innovators come together to ring the NASDAQ bell. The annual event emphasizes the surge of innovation occurring in the Chicago region and shines a spotlight on the organizations that make up its vibrant economy.

The winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards cut across all industries—high-tech and no-tech, for-profit and non-profit. Each organization won by addressing an unmet need in the marketplace through a unique solution that provided value to end users and delivered impact in the marketplace.

Angelo J. Bufalino, Co-Chair of the Vedder Price Intellectual Property group—along with Shareholder Rebecca Goldman Rudich and Associate Timothy M. Nitsch—represented Vedder Price. Joining them were the following winners of the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards: Anova Technologies, Belly, Chicago Public Library, Everpurse, FarmedHere, FarmLogix, iLight Technologies, Ingenuity, Life Spine, Nordic Auto Plow, Portapure, Protein Bar, Rabine Group, Sagent Pharmaceuticals, SceneTap, SimpleRelevance and tastytrade.

About the Chicago Innovation Awards

The Chicago Innovation Awards, established in 2002, has grown from a single awards ceremony to a year-long series of events and activities designed to celebrate innovation in the Chicago region, educate people and organizations about the principles of innovation and connect the corners of the economy by building relationships that strengthen companies, grow the economy and create jobs. The organization's expansion has included formation of the Chicago Innovation Foundation, which promotes innovation education and provides scholarships to college students each year, as well as The Innovators Connection, which connects large companies with Chicago-based start-ups.


Angelo J. Bufalino