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Vedder Thinking | Events Vedder Price Attorneys to Co-Chair and Present at PLI’s “Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2018”



May 8-10, 2018 (Chicago); June 13-15, 2018 (New York)

Shareholders of the Vedder Price IP team will co-chair and present at PLI’s “Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2017: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation” in Chicago on May 8-10 and in New York on June 13-15. The program will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, and also provide a review of recent developments in the law. The seminars will provide a unique combination of patent prosecution lectures and mentoring, where attendees will learn to prepare a patent application that satisfies the statutory requirements for patentability, prosecute an application to obtain allowance of an enforceable patent and interview an examiner among other skills.

Shareholder Angelo J. Bufalino will again Co-Chair the program in Chicago, while Shareholder Thomas J. Kowalski will Co-Chair the program in New York. Mr. Kowalski will present a session entitled “Conducting the Examiner Interview,” illuminating exactly what can be achieved by a patent applicant in an interview. He will discuss details of how to prepare for and conduct an effective interview, as well as how to create an accurate record of the results.

Shareholder Deborah L. Lu, Ph.D. and Associate Heidi Lunasin, along with Mr. Kowalski, will act as some 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. Shareholder Michael J. Turgeon will act as a clinic instructor in Chicago.

To learn more about the seminar, please click here.


Angelo J. Bufalino


Thomas J. Kowalski


Deborah L. Lu, Ph.D.


Heidi E. Lunasin


Michael J. Turgeon