Vadim Vapnyar is a partner who has been with the firm since 2005. He has expertise in all phases of patent and trademark prosecution. Mr. Vapnyar is involved in strategic management of portfolios covering multiple commercial products on behalf of his corporate and university clients in a wide array of technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, power sources and systems, robotic and powered surgical systems, controller algorithms, computer software and hardware, business methods, IoT and web-enabled devices, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, rechargeable batteries, and catalysts. His patent and trademark practice includes conducting due diligence, validity studies, and clearance analyses, as well as opinion preparation. Mr. Vapnyar also advises clients on potential infringement and how to maximize the value of their IP through licensing arrangements.
Mr. Vapnyar has always had an instinct for math and science and he realized early on that patent law would offer him the chance to work with new technologies. He earned his B.A. in both chemistry and political science at New York University, while also studying computer science and mathematics. During this time, he honed his engineering skills at design and construction firms before earning his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review.
- St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 2004
- Law Review
- New York University, Bachelor of Arts, 2001
- State of New York
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
Mr. Vapnyar brings substantial computer knowledge and technical expertise to our team and he has procured IP protection for numerous inventions in the electrical and computer fields. Mr. Vapnyar plays a key role in helping junior associates develop their understanding about technical designs and the nuances of IP laws and rules. He is also a team player who dedicates himself to understanding our clients’ technologies and business objectives.