Alain Villeneuve practices in the area of intellectual property law, assisting clients across a wide array of industries in corporate, intellectual property and immigration matters. He routinely handles patent and trademark registration, monitoring and defense efforts.
Mr. Villeneuve has represented clients before United States and global regulatory and enforcement boards, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
A former nuclear engineer and a licensed U.S. Patent Attorney, Mr. Villeneuve is experienced in drafting patent applications in a number of fields, including mechanical, electrical, wireless and computer software, and has filed for international patent and trademark applications under the PCT and Madrid Systems. Notably, one of the patents Mr. Villeneuve secured was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in its decision in Bilski v. Kappos.
Mr. Villeneuve is a 2003 cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique of Montréal. He is a native speaker of French and also fluent in Italian and English.
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- England and Wales
- Duane Morris LLP, – Partner, 2018-present
- Vedder Price PC, – Shareholder, 2013-2018
- Swanson Martin & Bell, – Associate, 2004-2006
- American Bar Association
- International Bar Association
- The Law Society (UK)
- Chicago-Kent College of Law
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