On May 03, 2022, a group of 8 VHPM team members joined together to dedicate their afternoon to packing meals for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), a non-profit organization with a central mission of eliminating child hunger globally. The organization uses donations to fund meal ingredients and relies on local volunteers to hand-pack the [...]
On May 5, 2022, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury published General License No. 31, authorizing certain intellectual property-related transactions in Russia that were previously prohibited by the Russian Harmful Foreign Activities Sanctions Regulations (31 C.F.R. Part 587) imposed by the U.S. in response to Russia’s invasion [...]
While the devastating humanitarian crisis resulting from Russia’s war on Ukraine continues to be front and center, grim economic consequences are also unfolding for some entities with respect to their Intellectual Property (IP). Russian President Vladimir Putin recently issued an executive order eliminating requirements to compensate the owner of infringed Russian IP if the [...]
VHPM is excited to announce that Dr. Tania Shapiro-Barr has joined our firm! Tania’s unique background as both an M.D. and a J.D. enriches VHPM’s strengths in Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Electrical Engineering and further broadens our expertise in Medical Devices. She has 11 years of patent law experience working in the areas of [...]
VHPM raised $9,797 and gathered 7,505 pounds of food for VEAP, which provides basic needs and social services to those in need in the Minnesota community.
The 2017 Viksnins Harris Padys Malen Scholarship was awarded on August 31, 2017 to an incoming graduate student in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology (MICaB) at the University of Minnesota's Kickoff Luncheon and Poster Session. MICaB Kickoff is a yearly luncheon event in which faculty and graduate students come together to welcome [...]
In recognition of the exceptional contributions our partner Peter Malen has made to the firm, and to affirm the significant ongoing role that he will have in the firm, we are including Peter’s name in our firm name.
Dr. Alex Andrus is now a Senior Patent Counsel at Viksnins Harris Padys Malen. Alex earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of California at Santa Cruz. After working as a research chemist and manager [...]
VHPM will be attending the Association of University Technology Managers’ 2019 Central Region Meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Come meet with the VHPM partners and team while learning about collaboration, technology commercialization and much more. July 28 - July 31, 2019
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa awarded the Viksnins Harris & Padys Award at the Departmental Awards Ceremony on May 11, 2017. VHPM sponsors this award, honoring exceptional academic achievement during the academic year. For more information on the award ceremony, please click here.