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Vedder Price Strengthens IP Practice with Addition of New Patent Agent & Scientific Advisor

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lakshmi Rajan, Ph.D. Joins the Firm’s New York Office

Vedder Price is pleased to announce that Lakshmi Rajan, Ph.D. has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group today as a Patent Agent and Scientific Advisor in the firm's New York office.

Dr. Rajan works on a variety of intellectual property aspects, including due diligence, patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate and counseling involving technologies related to the life sciences, with particular emphasis on biotechnology, microbiology and pharmaceuticals. She has extensive scientific research experience and has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications in a wide variety of areas, including molecular virology, cancer genetics, developmental biology and orthopedics.

Her patent experience includes drafting and filing domestic and international patent applications in chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnological and food arts; analyzing, preparing and prosecuting patent applications; and working collaboratively with international counsel for foreign patent filings and prosecution.

Thomas Kowalski, Vedder Price Shareholder and member of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice stated, “We are delighted that Dr. Rajan is joining our growing IP group. Our clients will benefit from her years of experience and that benefit allows us to further expand our chemical and biotech capabilities.”

Dr. Rajan has 8 years of legal experience in intellectual property law, and over 15 years of scientific experience focused on molecular biology.

About Vedder Price:

Vedder Price is a thriving general practice law firm with a proud tradition of maintaining long-term relationships with its clients, many of whom have been with the firm since its founding in 1952. With approximately 300 attorneys and growing, Vedder Price serves clients of all sizes and in virtually all industries from offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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