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Sreenivasarao Vepachedu

Sreenivasarao Vepachedu

also known as Rao Vepachedu, Sreenivas Vepachedu

About me

Attorney Registration: Illinois, Michigan, the US District Court of Northern District of Illinois, the USPTO, and India 

Education: BS (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry), MS (Chemistry), JD (Law), PhD (Chemistry) & LLM (IP)

Specialties: Federal Law Practice: Intellectual Property Law and Immigration Law 

Dr. Vepachedu has been an attorney in good standing since 1988, practicing Intellectual Property Law and Immigration Law.

Rao is a member of the American Bar Association, the Michigan Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Chicago Intellectual Property Law Association, the Indian American Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association, the National Military Family Association, the American Chemcial Society, the Bar Council of the State of Andhra Pradesh, the Association of Indian Americans, and the Greater Chicago Telugu Association.

Rao has extensive experience in research and teaching in the fields of biotechnology, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, combinatorial chemistry, nutrition, and biology. He has a PhD in organic chemistry (Best Research Fellow Award), MS in organic chemistry (Gold Medal and Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Award), BS in botany, zoology and chemistry, JD in Law and LLM (Master of Laws, Intellectual Property). Rao is an author and editor of more than one thousand articles, which include subject matters ranging from human biology and health to intellectual property to legal research to cultural wars (http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/60201-il-sreenivasarao-vepachedu-764535.html, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sreenivasarao_rao_Vepachedu, www.vepachedu.com, and www.vepachedu.org).

Rao chose US over UK for research, obtained permanent residency in the US under the category for individuals of extraordinary ability (EB1: http://www.uscis.gov/), and became an American citizen.

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Languages spoken: German, Hindi, Russian, Telugu, Urdu

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Intellectual Property: 55%
    16 years
  2. Immigration: 45%
    21 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I have known Sreenivasarao for 9 years, and worked with him for 3 years. He brings a great level of talent and experience to the practice, and always gives his clients a consistent and dependable level of service.

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    Atul Trivedi Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Scott Eugene Scioli

    I endorse Rao Vepachedu as an outstanding patent lawyer who is technically knowledgeable and skilled in the law.

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    Scott Scioli Intellectual Property Attorney
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Contact info

Cardinal Risk Management

1603 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL, 60201

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Represent Corporate Employer Only200811/12/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing200501/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Neuroscience Inventor AwardAbbott Labs2011
Neuroscience Spot AwardAbbott Labs2010
Neuroscience Team AwardAbbott Labs2009
Neuroscience Spot AwardAbbott Labs2008
Intramural Research FellowshipNational Institutes of Health, Bethesda1997
Intramural Research FellowshipNational Institutes of Health1996
Intramural Research FellowshipNational Institutes of Health1995
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research FellowshipCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research, India1991
Best Research FellowIndian Institute of Chemical Technology1991
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research FellowshipCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research, India1990
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research FellowshipCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research, India1989
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research FellowshipCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research, India1988
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research FellowshipCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research, India1987
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial AwardJawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust1986
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research FellowshipCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research, India1986
Gold MedalKakatiya University1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Guest LecturerNorthwestern University2012 - Present
Director of IP Management and StrategyCardinal Intellectual Property, Inc.2011 - Present
Managing DirectorCardinal Risk Management2011 - Present
Registered Pastent AttorneyCardinal Law Group2011 - Present
PresidentVepachedu Educational Foundation1998 - Present
Patent CounselAbbott Laboratories2007 - 2011
AttorneyRosenbaum & Associates2005 - 2007
N/AScully Scott Murphy Presser2003 - 2004
PresidentVepachedu Professional Corporation2003 - 2007
N/AIncyte Genomics2001 - 2003
Adjunct ProfessorIllinois Institute of Technolgy2001 - 2006
Manager of Legal AffairsMediChemLife Sciences2000 - 2001
Medicinal ChemistEli Lilly & Company1998 - 2000
Part timeSamuel J. Levine, PC, Immigration Law Firm1996 - 1996
Intramural Research FellowNational Institutes of Health1995 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Surplus Line Association of IllinoisMember2012 - Present
District Court of Northern District of IllinoisAttorney2005 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeAttorney2000 - Present
Bar Council of the State of Andhra Pradesh, IndiaAttorney1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) inhibitors and their use in diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndromeGrant
Neutralizing monoclonal antibodies against the Nogo-66 receptor (NgR)Grant
Amyloid .beta.(1-42) oligomers, derivatives thereof and antibodies thereto, methods of preparation thereof and use thereofGranted
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Andhra Journal of Industrial NewsTHE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AND THE NEW PATENT REGIME IN THE INDIAN UNION2005
Intellectual Property TodayPatent Protection and the Pharmaceutical Industry in the Indian Union2004
Patent Application Publications, USPTOCompounds and methods for inhibiting MRP12004
US Patents, USPTOMethods and compounds for inhibiting MRP12004
US Patents, USPTOTricyclic compounds as MRP1-inhibitors2004
JAMA, 290, 2800-2801 (2003)Guggulipid and Cholesterol Levels2003
Patent Application Publications, USPTOTricyclic compounds as mrp1-inhibitors2003
Patent Application Publications, USPTOMethods and compounds for inhibiting mrp12003
Patent Application Publications, USPTOAutomated technology of screening of stationary phases2003
US Patents, USPTOCompounds and method for inhibiting MRP12003
Chem. Research Toxicol., 13 (9), 883-890 (2000)Marked Differences in Base Selecyivity between DNA and the Free Nucleotides upon Adduct Formation of Bay- and Fjord Region Diol Epoxides2000
Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, 17, 85-94 (1999)Synthesis and Properties of Bay Region Episulfides of Benzo[a]pyrene1999
Vepachedu Educational Foundation, Inc.THE INDIAN CONTINENT: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMPUTERS1997
20th IUPAC symposium on Natural Products, Chicago, USA, Aug 15-20 (1996)Effect of DNA Structure on Adducts from Diol Epoxides1996
Vepachedu Educational Foundation, IncTHE IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE1996
Acta Crystallographica, c51, 423 (1995)Structure of Tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)methylsilicon1995
Vepachedu Educational Foundation, IncLEGAL AND SOCIAL EQUALITY IN INDIA1995
Carbohydr. Res., 226(1), 185 (1992)A general radical mediated stereo selective route to chiral furo[2,3-b]furans from D-glucose1992
Synthetic Comm., 20, 3403 (1991)Synthesis of (3S, 4R)-3- methyl-4- butyl octanolide from D-glucose1991
Tetrahedron, 47, 519 (1991)Stereo selective synthesis of (-)-canadensolide from D-glucose1991
Tetrahedron Lett., 31, 2491 (1990)A novel palladium catalyzed oxycarbonylation of dienones: A convenient method for the construction of cyclic acetals1990
Tetrahedron Lett., 31, 4931 (1990)A simple and stereo selective synthesis of avenaciolide from D-glucose1990
IUPAC symposium on natural products, New Delhi, Feb. 2-9 (1990)Studies directed towards the total synthesis of calcimycin1990
Synthetic Comm., 19, 705 (1989)Synthesis of (R)-2-benzyloxy-1-iodo-3-butene: A new chiral synthon from L(+) tartaric acid: Its application to (R)- caprolactone1989
The Telangana Science JournalScience and HealthN/A
The Andhra Journal of Industrial NewsPharmaceutical Industry and Intellectual PropertyN/A
Mana SanskritiOur CultureN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Howard University School of LawIntellectual PropertyOther - Masters1997
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology & Kakatiya UniversityOrganic ChemistryPhD - Doctorate1992
Osmania University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Kakatiya UniversityOrganic ChemistryMS - Master of Science1985
Osmania UniversityChemistry, Botany & ZoologyBS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarPanel Discussion: First-Inventor-to-File Regime Created by the America Invents Act of 20112013
GOAL WebinarIP Litigation: Leveraging Information Technology and Software2013
McDermott CLEIP Risk Management and Strategy2012
IP Course Guest Lecture at NUPatent Research & Strategy - Part 22012
IP Course for MS at Northwestern UniversityPatent Research & Strategy - Part 12012
IP Course at NUPatent Research & Strategy2012
CLE at SLWKIP Risk Management and Strategy2012
CLE at Patterson-ThuenteIP Risk Management and Strategy2012
CLE at NavistarIP Risk Management and Strategy2012
CLE at Lock Lord BisselIP Risk Management and Strategy2012
CLE at Klintworth RozenblattIP Risk Management and Strategy2012
CLE at Cardinal Intellectual PropertyThe America Invents Act - An Overview2012