Lawrence (Larry) T. Kass is a partner in the firm’s New York office where his practice covers all aspects of IP, including patent and trade secret litigation, IP aspects of corporate finance and technology transactions, client counseling and supervising patent prosecution. He especially focuses on biopharma, chemical and manufacturing arts.
As an Intellectual Property (IP) attorney, Larry helps businesses bring valuable products to market, navigate adversarial situations and help them realize value in a variety of transactions.
Mr. Kass was previously a partner at the New York headquarters of an international law firm, where he led or co-led a number of patent litigations, counseled clients, supervised that firm’s patent prosecution docket, and led the IP aspects of many or most of the firm’s corporate and financial transactions. He was lead counsel in successful trial and appeal of a International Trade Commission case on behalf of a U.S. chemical corporation against its former Chinese distributor for misappropriation of trade secrets.
Clients in high-profile cases rely on Mr. Kass’ insight and experience during pre-suit investigations, litigations and related matters. He has handled corporate, finance, licensing and technology transactions for multibillion dollar projects. He has also led IP due diligence in corporate and finance transactions and has handled IP aspects of bankruptcies for both creditors and debtors.
As a strategist, Mr. Kass works diligently to stay several steps ahead. As a leader, he draws out the best from his team and clients with a highly collaborative approach. And, as a lawyer, he brings versatility, knowledge and a broad range of experience to bear to manage potential issues and achieve positive results.
Mr. Kass has authored articles published in the National Law Journal, the New York Law Journal, the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, the BNA Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal, Law360 and the Pace Law Review, among others. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker and has held leadership positions in several IP bar associations.
Early in his legal career, Mr. Kass served as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Alvin A. Schall, Circuit Judge at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before becoming an attorney, he worked as a research scientist and development engineer at Union Carbide, developing processes for efficient refining, cleaner fuels and lower automobile emissions and other innovations, for which he has received several patents.
- Pace University School of Law, J.D.
- State University of NY at Geneseo, B.S. in Chemistry, cum laude
- State University of NY at Buffalo, B.S. in Chemical Engineering, cum laude
- Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
- Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
- Baker Botts LLP
- New York
- U.S. Eastern District of New York
- U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (Washington, DC)
- U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Western District of New York
- Federal Circuit Bar Association, Chair of Bench & Bar, Rules, Legislative, Veterans committees
- Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
- American IP Law Association (AIPLA)
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