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Vedder Thinking | Events Vedder Price Intellectual Property Shareholders to Present at “Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2013” Boot Camp



May 14–16 and June 12–14, 2013

Four members of Vedder Price’s Intellectual Property group will participate in the Practising Law Institute (PLI) “Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2013”  boot camp events in Chicago, May 14–16, 2013, and New York, June 12–14, 2013. 

Vedder Price Shareholder Angelo J. Bufalino will serve as co-chair of the Chicago event, while Shareholder Deborah L. Lu, Ph.D., will serve as a clinical instructor for the New York City program.

In addition, Shareholders Thomas J. Kowalski (New York) and Christopher P. Moreno (Chicago) will lead sessions on “Patent Prosecution.” Topics will include changes made by the America Invents Act and common mistakes made in responding to patent office actions, including objections and rejections. Their sessions will also cover issues involving responses to final actions, appeals, re-examinations, re-issues and other post-issuance matters-including new third-party submissions, supplemental examinations and contested administrative proceedings. 

“Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2013” is a three-day workshop geared toward patent attorneys, litigation attorneys and patent agents. The boot camp covers the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution and amendment writing, with a focus on changes under the America Invents Act as they relate to PTO prosecution practice and PTO ethical rules.

Additional information about the program may be found by clicking here.


Angelo J. Bufalino


Thomas J. Kowalski


Deborah L. Lu, Ph.D.