United States: Vedder Price Adds Three Professionals to Intellectual Proper Property Staff
Last Updated: January 21 2005

Two associates, Patrick Law and Saeid Mirsafian, have joined the firm in the fourth quarter of 2004 as associates in our Intellectual Property practice group. Both gentlemen are licensed to practice law in Illinois and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Patrick B. Law is a graduate of Iowa State University (B.S.E.E.) and the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law. Prior to private practice, he worked as an electrical engineer for an engineering design firm and as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Law focuses on patent prosecution and has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the electrical arts, including mobile and network communications and semiconductor fabrication. He has also prepared infringement and invalidity opinions.

Saeid Mirsafian’s practice focuses on patent litigation and prosecution in the mechanical and electrical areas. He has prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications in various representative arts including aerospace, software, control systems, automotive, physics, optics and medical devices. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mirsafian worked as a Research & Development Engineer at Aerotech Engineering & Research Corporation in Lawrence, Kansas. As an R&D engineer, he conducted projects including wind tunnel testing of scaled aircraft models, design, testing and manufacturing of aircraft and missile parts, and research on a variety of advanced scientific and engineering disciplines. Mr. Mirsafian has B.S. and M.S. degrees in aerospace engineering from Wichita State University, and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from University of Kansas. Mr. Mirsafian is a graduate of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Also joining the group is Patent Agent Donald L. Andruska. Mr. Andruska has worked for a number of technology companies as a computer engineer and software developer. He has extensive experience in telecommunications networks, telephone switching systems and embedded computer control systems. Mr. Andruska is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana (B.S. in mathematics) and Northwestern University (M.S. in computer science).

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