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 electrosurgical power sources and systems, robotic and powered surgical systems, controller algorithms, computer software and hardware, business methods, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, and cosmetic formulations. 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.