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Thomas J. Kowalski

Thomas J. Kowalski

Vedder Price P.C.

New York City, NY, USA


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 30 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 (a joint project amongst NYU (in the laboratory of Yorke E. Rhodes, Ph.D.), Columbia University and The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (under Carl A. Gottlieb, Ph.D.). Also while studying at NYU, he was awarded a National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Participant (NSF-URP) Grant and performed laboratory research at Hunter College, City University of New York (in the laboratory of Joseph J. Dannenberg, Ph.D.), results of which were published in J. J. Dannenberg, J. K. Barton, B. Bunch, B. J. Goldberg, T. Kowalski, “Trifluoroacetolysis of optically active 2-butyl tosylate,” J. Org. Chem., 1983, 48(24): 4524–4527, DOI: 10.1021/ jo00172a016 (December 1983).

Mr. Kowalski has extensive international experience and has appeared before courts and proceedings throughout the world, including London, England; The Hague, Netherlands; Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Tokyo, Japan; and Melbourne, Australia.

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 has also been 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 program.

Mr. Kowalski was selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for 2014–2016. 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.

Thomas J. Kowalski is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2018: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, New York, NY
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