Lawrence Perry

Venable LLP

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6th Avenue 1290
New York 10104 NY US

Lawrence S. Perry has extensive experience practicing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including appeals, interferences, reexaminations, reissues, and patent prosecution involving biotechnical, chemical, pharmaceutical, plant genetics, magneto-optical, metallurgical, and mechanical technologies.

Lawrence also has done extensive opinion work concerning noninfringement, invalidity, and freedom to practice in these and other fields.

Experience :

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,197,819 for gamma amino butyric acid analogs and optical isomers (on behalf of Kohn & Associates for Northwestern University), licensed to Pfizer Inc. and Eisai Pharmaceuticals covering Lyrica, with $5.2B global 2014 sales. Validity and infringement confirmed (Pfizer Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (D. Del. 2012)) and affirmed on appeal (Pfizer Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014))
  • Interference No. 102,090 involving circuit for driving multi element display devices
  • Interference No. 102,092 involving ferroelectric liquid crystal optical displays
  • Application No. 14/329,255 for process for producing amino acid
  • Interference No. 104,539 involving photocurable cyanoacrylate compositions
  • Interference No. 103,424 involving bone morphogenic proteins
  • U.S. Application No. 07/474,648 for producing L-threonine and L-glutamic acid using Corynebacteriumor Brevibacterium containing E. coli THR operon or phosphoenolpyruvic acid decarboxylase genes

Education :

  • J.D. with honors Illinois Institute of Technology, Kent Law School Chicago 1984
  • B.A. Northwestern University 1981

Bar Admissions : New York, Illinois, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions :

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Professional Memberships :

  • Member, American and New York Bar Associations, ABA IPL Committee and Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section Committee on Reexamination
  • Member, American and New York Intellectual Property Lawyers Associations, AIPLA Biotechnology and Interference Committees
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association, IPO Patent Law Committee
  • Member, Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Member, New York Biotechnology Association

Community :

  • Legal Aid Society, Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award 2011
  • Member, Town of Greenwich Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Agency, 2001 – 2007; chair, 2008 – 2014
  • Fundraising chair, Greenwich Democratic Town Committee, 1996 – 1997.


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