Until the Internet came along, I sometimes thought mine was the only family in the world with the last name Ambrogi. I now know there are other Ambrogis all over the world, and occasionally I exchange e-mails with some of them. But it was a particular pleasure yesterday to actually meet another Ambrogi — and a lawyer at that. I was in Chicago yesterday to attend the annual meeting of the Association of Patent Law Firms. Also attending was John L. Ambrogi, a partner with the Chicago IP firm Welsh & Katz. Neither of us have any idea whether we might be distantly related, but it is interesting to speculate.

As for Chicago, here is a picture of the Sun Times building, just across Wacker from my hotel: