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.