About the Author

Vihar started practicing law in 2001.  Vihar is a former Litigation Consultant with Animation Technologies Inc, an Illinois Assistant Attorney General, and Associate Attorney at Favaro & Gorman Ltd., with a deep understanding of litigation. Vihar focuses on the business, consumer, employment and intellectual property needs of entrepreneurs, individuals, small business owners and mid size companies.

Our Intellectual Property services emphasize the acquisition, development, licensing and protection of their intellectual property or often overlooked intangible assets. We can assist entrepreneurs, individuals and small business owners with prior art searches, opinion work, prosecution of copyrights and trademarks in front of the US Copyright Office/USPTO, and litigation in federal and state courts. 

Our Employment services emphasize the development of human resource policies, education of employees and personnel, negotiation, litigation and prevention of disputes.  We handle matters relating to compensation agreements, discriminaton, harassment, retaliation, drug testing, medical leave, equal pay, stock options, health insurance and retirement plans.  Our experience in representing plaintiffs and defendants in such matters assists in provding more comprehensive counseling services.   

Vihar has lectured on topics related to employment and intellectual property law at bar organizations and local schools. Vihar is a member of the trial bar for the Northern District of Illinois, licensed to practice in Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  Vihar has also published a number of legal writings and is a member of a number of local bar organizations. Vihar combines his knowledge of business, law, science and technology to develop creative solutions for his clients.

Based in Chicago, Vihar has a Masters of Law in Intellectual Property from DePaul University School of Law, a JD from Southern Illinois University School of Law, and a B.S. in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University. 

Vihar R. Patel     Owner/Partner

VRP Law, P.C.

201 E. Ohio, Ste. 304, Chicago, IL 60611

Office: 312-854-7090        Fax: 312-376-8751  

Email: vihar@vrplaw.com           Web: http://www.vrplaw.com

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