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Vedder Thinking | Events Vedder Price Attorneys to Co-Chair and Present at PLI’s “Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2016”



May 10-12, 2016

Shareholders of the Vedder Price IP team will co-chair and present at PLI’s 2016 “Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing” in Chicago on May 10–12 and New York on June 15–17. The seminars will provide a unique combination of patent prosecution lectures and mentoring, where attendees will learn to sharpen patent writing skills and prepare successful patent applications, among other skills.

Shareholder Angelo J. Bufalino will Co-Chair the Chicago seminar. Shareholder Christopher P. Moreno will present Patent Prosecution in Chicago, while Shareholder Thomas J. Kowalski will lead the discussion in New York. This session provides an overview of patent prosecution, including changes made by the America Invents Act. Mr. Moreno and Mr. Kowalski will focus on common mistakes made in responding to Office Actions, explain the differences between objections and rejections, and give advice for responding to each, among many other topics.

Shareholder Deborah L. Lu, Ph.D., will act as one of the New York clinic instructors, working with the attendees on an amendment problem relating to a sample invention. The clinic serves as a unique supplement to the lectures and will provide the kind of hands-on mentoring that senior attorneys are hard-pressed to provide on a day-to-day basis.

To learn more about the seminars, please click here.


Angelo J. Bufalino


Deborah L. Lu, Ph.D.


Thomas J. Kowalski