Thomas J. Kowalski, a Shareholder in the New York office of Vedder Price and a member of the
firm’s Intellectual Property group, has been in practice for 25 years. His practice includes
biotech, chemical and medical apparatus litigation, patent prosecution, licensing and
counseling. Mr. Kowalski also represents his clients in procuring and enforcing trademarks. He
obtains trademark protection domestically and worldwide, and he enforces trademark rights in
the United States. Mr. Kowalski has also defended clients accused of trademark infringement
and negotiated agreements to avoid litigation.
In fulfilling the requirements for American Chemistry Society certification, Mr. Kowalski has
extensively studied graduate biochemistry, graduate inorganic chemistry, genetics, computer
science and laboratory research.
Mr. Kowalski has extensive international experience and has appeared before courts and
proceedings throughout the world, including London, England; The Hague, Netherlands;
Mannheim and Munich, Germany; Vienna, Austria; and Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Kowalski has co-authored numerous publications and has spoken at national and
international venues. To name a few, Mr. Kowalski has been invited to speak at C5 conferences
that have occurred in London, England and Munich, Germany; and IBC Life Sciences
conferences in Brussels, Belgium and Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Kowalski is also an Adjunct
Professor teaching intellectual property law at New York University's Brooklyn Campus
(Polytechnic Institute of New York University) as part of the Master of Science in Management
Mr. Kowalski was previously selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers. He was also
named in International Who’s Who of Patent Attorneys for 2010-2011 as well as 2011-2012. Mr.
Kowalski received an "AV Preeminent" Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell.