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:

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.