VRP Law, P.C. and VRP Law Group-we created this law firm to fill a niche that provides a high quality of legal services with a more personalized and pleasant legal experience.
Our law firm's mission is to be the first point of contact in advance of a problem arising. However, this requires a relationship of trust and confidence in your lawyer. It is our attorneys' job to create a legal experience that fosters this confidence and trust. We want to work with you to stay apprised of any decision that carries some form of business, compliance, corporate, litigation or legal risk. As your lawyers, it is our job to anticipate your needs and present you with creative legal and business solutions. What kind of legal services does VRP Law Group provide? Our attorneys provide timely and cost effective legal services that provide you with creative solutions to your legal challenges. Our lawyers take your calls and messages and return within 48 hours. We believe that your lawyers should be available when you need them. We will listen and ask questions to understand your legal problem, your personal ambitions and your business plans. VRP Law Group will provide legal solutions that are specifically tailored to your specific problems and budget. We do not require minimum billable hours of our attorneys Instead our goal is to make sure your problem is solved, as quickly and efficiently, as possible. If we do our job, then you will be able to manage your business, corporate, compliance, litigation and legal risks better by using our firm than others. Thus, you will be incentivized to provide us with additional work for us to perform. We employ lean staffing principles using attorneys that are experienced in providing effective and efficient services to our clients. Our lawyers often work with ERISA Benefits colleagues, Tax Attorneys, CPAs or Tax Specialists, Business Brokers, Venture Capitalists, Foreign Attorneys, International Trade Lawyers, Local Attorneys, and Jury Consultants, to ensure that our clients receive the most complete and highest quality of legal services. As your lawyers, we act as a single point of contact to address all your legal concerns either, directly or through our network of professional colleagues. Our attorneys focus on our core competencies to ensure that we are aware of current legal trends, industry norms and practices, and provide a concise response to your legal questions. Based on our combined forty plus years of experience and our practice of staying current on legal trends, our lawyers are able to provide legal recommendations or suggestions to many legal problems without having to spend excessive hours conducting legal research. We believe that your lawyer should be able to answer questions and provide guidance when you need it. To assist us in carrying out this objective, we have developed an internal legal library and proprietary case law database. We do not just rely on Lexis and Westlaw to perform our legal research, we are more proactive and have developed a rich VRP Case Law Database that is not publicly available. What do we mean when we say
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VRP Law Group and VRP Law, P.C. provides experienced and lean staffing. Through our network of professionals, we staff for legal engagements on an as-needed basis for clients' particular intellectual property law needs.
What do we mean when we say Intellectual Property (IP) Law Services? It means our IP lawyers provide timely and cost effective legal services to help protect what you created and developed. Our IP attorneys are adept at using copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret regulations to help you protect and profit from your efforts. As your IP lawyers, we help you create barriers to entry and maximize the returns on your hard work and efforts. Our IP attorneys work with businesses, and individuals to help them identify the hidden value of their business practices and procedures. As your IP lawyers, we help you develop, manage and take advantage of your Intellectual Property portfolio. We pride ourselves on being experienced, pragmatic, responsive and solution oriented attorneys. We utilize our experience to develop legal strategies that help clients achieve business, corporate, professional and personal objectives. We work hard to make sure that you are apprised of what we are doing, provide estimates of our legal fees, and ensure that you are in control of your legal expenses. For Corporations, Companies and Business Owners: Our attorneys help them identify the hidden value of their business assets. Our IP lawyers help develop and manage intellectual property portfolios. By creating a bundle of copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets our attorneys help corporations and business owners create methods of monetizing their research and development efforts. First, our lawyers will take the time to understand our clients' business plans and operations to make sure we are able to develop intellectual property rights that aid in growth and revenue generation. We believe that as your IP Lawyers, we should help you incorporate intellectual property protection strategies into your business and corporate planning. Trademarks, Trademark Portfolios, Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Litigation, Oppositions, and Cancellations. As your trademark attorneys, we help companies manage their branding and trademark portfolios by prosecuting and litigating trademark matters. Our lawyers prosecute trademarks in front of the Trademark Office or the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Office of Harmonization of the Internal Market (OHIM), and other Foreign Trademark Offices. Our trademark attorneys generally recommend creating a family or portfolio of marks that utilize a house mark to maximize the values of your trade or service marks and the goodwill of your business. Our trademark lawyers litigate trademark matters with the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB), International Trade Commission (ITC), State and Federal Courts, and international courts in China, India, Brazil, Canada, Europe and a variety of other markets through our network of foreign agents. Our trademark attorneys, help trademark owners protect their online brand identity by using trademark regulations to prevent the use of copycat or duplicate domains by individuals seeking to trade on your goodwill. Our trademark lawyers help police a company's brand or trademarks by vigorously prosecuting claims against counterfeiters. Our trademark attorneys try to combine trademark rights with other intellectual property rights, such as copyrights, patents or trade secrets, to maximize the return on your research and development, advertising and marketing, and other business costs. Copyrights, Copyright Prosecution, Copyright Portfolios, and Copyright Litigation Our copyright lawyers prosecute copyrights with the U.S. Copyright Office, European Union Copyright Office and other Foreign Copyright Offices. Our copyright attorneys help copyright owners protect against the online distribution of their works through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Take Down Notices. Our copyright lawyers litigate claims of copyright infringement, trafficking and counterfeiting in State and Federal Courts. Our lawyers can also assist in litigating international copyright matters. Through the use of Copyright law, our attorneys help protect software or source codes, business and operations manuals, books, videos, songs or lyrics, websites, photographs, music, internal business forms, movies, educational aids, and a variety of other works that can be copyrighted. As your copyright lawyers, we will help you manage and police infringement, and maintain and manage copyright portfolios. For Individuals Our IP lawyers help individuals, such as, artists, inventors, photographers, employees, scientists, athletes, actors, dancers, yoga teachers, musicians, comedians, film directors, choreographers, website developers, software consultants and many other professionals develop valuable intellectual property lights. Our IP attorneys utilize trademark, copyright, patent and trade secret laws to help individuals develop additional licensing and royalty streams or increase the damages you get.
As your patent attorneys, we will help you acquire and develop patent rights by filing applications with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), WIPO and foreign patent offices. We help you monetize your patents and litigate to enforce them.
VRP Law Group's patent lawyers are adept at prosecuting and defending patent infringement claims relating to software, biotechnology, semiconductors, circuit boards, medical devices, natural gas and fracking technology, mechanical inventions, generic drugs, computers and cloud technology, databases, computer applications and a variety of other industries. Our patent attorneys have published on the FDA exemption from patent infringement, claim construction review in the Federal Circuit published by Westlaw, and actively review and comply with the jury instructions for patent infringement in the Northern District of Illinois. VRP Law Group has informal local counsel relationships in Delaware and California that allows us to represent clients in Delaware and the Ninth Circuit. Our Patent Lawyers routinely acquire pro-hac vice admission and are brought into be lead litigation and trial counsel to help clients succeed in establishing patent infringement claims. We are also often asked to defend against patent infringement claims. Our experience and knowledge of Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearings allows us to provide a high level of prosecution and litigation services. We have Co-Authored a book on Patent Claim Construction in the Federal Circuit that is published by West Law. We have also published numerous articles on patent and intellectual property law--including the FDA Exemption from Patent Infringement. As your IP Law firm, we will help you recoup your investment in research and development.
Our Vision, Our Mission, Our Culture, and Our Values Our Law Firm is built upon the bedrock principle of the Clients' best interests, not perceived best interests, but their actual best interests. At VRP Law Group, we want each member of our Legal Team (Vihar, Denny, David, Janelle, Susan, Vanessa, Nirmal and Pranesh) to exercise their own professional legal judgment. We encourage each member of our legal team to share their comments and thoughts, whether or not they contradict the opinion of another team member on a similar issue. We will make sure we fully understand the issues before making a recommendation to you. While you may not always agree with us, we always provide our rationale for our recommendations and respect the concerns raised by our Clients. However, we promise never to say to our Clients--do it our way, based on any of the following: a) the legal advice from the prior attorney you had; b) what a client wants to hear; c) the same advice as the attorney that referred you to us; or d) the same as our prior advice, even though, circumstances may have changed. Frankly, none of these rationales serve the Clients' interests, so, they are not an adequate basis for making any given recommendation to a Client. Our Clients appreciate the fact that we exercise our own professional legal judgment and tell it to them straight. We are very much process and efficiency focused, because that is what our business and corporate clients want, deserve and have come to expect from VRP Law P.C. and VRP Law Group. We make sure that the legal services we provide are necessary to achieve each client's individual, business, corporate, professional and personal goals. We are passionate about being a business partner for our Clients, whom we consider to be a valued member of our professional legal services team! Our boutique law firm is based in Chicago and located in the loop close to the Federal and State Courthouses. Our law firm's mission is to be the first point of contact in advance of a problem arising. However, this requires a relationship of trust and confidence in your lawyer. It is our attorneys' job to create a legal experience that fosters this confidence and trust. We want to work with you to stay apprised of any decision that carries some form of business, compliance, corporate, litigation or legal risk. As your lawyers, it is our job to anticipate your needs and present you with creative legal and business solutions. We believe intellectual property law, copyright, patents, trademarks and trade secrets are going to be a growing and important area of law today, tomorrow and in the next fifty (50) years. More and more our economy seems to be driven by new products, new inventions, start ups or entrepreneurs and research and development. All of these segments of the U.S. Economy can benefit largely from having a good intellectual property acquisition, enforcement, monetization and protection strategies. Our technical background and our ability to develop creative solutions and understand the abstract and novel concepts involved in pursuing patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets make us a good fit for practicing intellectual property law.
Our lawyers are biologist, engineers, software developers, database designers, website and SEO experts, as well as, experts in intellectual property law. Our technical background allows us to handle a variety of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets. More importantly, our lawyers are practical business professionals and understand that having intellectual property rights is of little value without a good monetization strategy. We combine our knowledge of art, acquisitions, advertising, business, corporate strategy, law, marketing, science, and technology to develop creative and practical solutions for our clients. We also have significant experience handling a variety of copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret matters. Our lawyers have technical undergraduate degrees, juris doctorates, and masters of laws in intellectual property. Our lawyers are also authors, scholars and teachers. We have published on a variety of intellectual property law topics. We have Co-Authored books published by West Law, Law Journal Articles, and routinely write for a variety of blogs on numerous subject areas.
David received a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and thereafter spent four years as a Systems Engineer where he designed and built automated industrial control systems and components. David received his /juris doctor/ from the Chicago-Kent College of Law with a certificate in Intellectual Property and is a registered patent attorney.
David has chosen to focus his career on intellectual property matters
Before joining VRP Law Group as Of Counsel, Denny previously held senior trial counsel positions at Chicago-based Tressler LLP and Sullivan & Associates, LLC. Denny is very experienced with commercial litigation. Denny earned his law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law with a Certificate in Intellectual Property in 2003 and earned CALI awards for the highest class grades in Trial Advocacy and Intellectual Property Litigation.
Denny graduated from the University of Dayton in 1981 with a degree in Industrial Engineering Technology and has held engineering, sales and management positions at such prominent manufacturers as GM, Square D and United Technologies. He is also a former editor of Cutting Tool Engineering, a highly respected international trade publication.
Irene is our Office Manager/Legal Assistant, she comes from a background in consulting, law, and business. She has been an Executive Administrators Manager at McKenzie & Co. She has been an Legal Assistant with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff.
Irene is a vital part of our legal team. Irene is extremely efficient, personable and able to juggle multiple tasks with ease.
Janelle earned her Associates in Applied Science in Paralegal Studies degree at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. She worked for several months with Walgreens Co. as a paralegal intern.
She worked on many projects, performed extensive legal research, prepared business correspondence, and reviewed, drafted and analyzed legal documents as appropriate. Prior to her work as a paralegal she worked with Abbott and Hospira for ten years gaining knowledge of corporate business, compliance, and tax exemptions. Meanwhile, fine tuning her skills in, file management, time management, computer software, and gaining superior customer service skills.
Nirmal and Pranesh are our tireless docketing professionals. They work hard to make sure that each VRP Law Group matter is tracked properly, updated in our internal proprietary case tracking database and provide valuable daily, weekly and monthly reports to us. They are an important part of our Legal Team.
Vihar started practicing law in 2001. He is a former Attorney with IpHorgan Ltd, Partner with Enterprise Law Group, LLP, Partner with Law Offices of David Freydin, Litigation Consultant with Animation Technologies Inc., an Illinois Assistant Attorney General, and Associate Attorney at Favaro & Gorman Ltd., with a deep understanding of litigation, business and risk management practices.
He focuses on the business, employment and intellectual property needs of fortune 500 companies (such as, Manpower Inc. and ManpowerGroup, Cummins Inc., Nike Inc. and Apple Inc.), as well as, small and mid-size companies, entrepreneurs, small business owners, family owned businesses and individuals.
He emphasizes developing a long term relationship with clients to ensure that our legal services are personalized to the clients overall business and growth strategy.
He can assist large corporate clients, entrepreneurs, individuals, small business owners, and small and mid-size companies with risk assessment, planning, compliance, negotiation, prosecution with the US Copyright Office and the USPTO (including TTAB proceedings), dispute resolution and litigation in administrative, Federal, and State courts.
He has lectured on topics related to business, employment and intellectual property law at bar organizations and local schools. He is a member of the trial bar for the Northern District of Illinois, licensed to practice in Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Vihar also has been admitted to a number of courts via pro hac vice admission and is knowledgeable and experiences with a number of courts in Delaware, California, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
He is also a published author of a number of legal writings and is a member of a number of local bar organizations. (Claim Construction Review in the Federal Circuit-published by Westlaw, FDA Exemption from Patent Infringement
Bar Number: 6276274
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bachelors of Science in Biology, 1998
SIU School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2001
DePaul University School Of Law
LLM in Intellectual Property Law, 2006
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