Lawrence A. “Larry” Aaronson
Larry’s practice emphasizes patent prosecution and counseling, focusing on the fields of electrical engineering and computer science. He has substantial experience in patent procurement, portfolio management, and patent licensing, and advises clients, from startups to major corporations, in all aspects of intellectual property. Larry spent two years as IP Counsel for Motorola, Broadband Communication Sector. This in-house experience enables Larry to bring a unique perspective to his representation of technology companies as he led invention review committees, managed a portfolio of over 350 U.S. and foreign patent families, negotiated and prepared IP licenses, and acted as a liaison between litigation counsel and Motorola’s technical personnel.
Larry has prosecuted applications related to integrated circuits, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, cable television systems, networking equipment, distributed applications, gaming consoles, and machine learning. Larry has significant experience in post-grant proceedings including reissue practice, ex-parte reexamination, and inter partes reexamination. In addition, Larry has been lead counsel in Interference proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Board of Appeals and Interferences.
Larry’s ability to provide sound advice to his clients is also enhanced by his litigation experience, as he was part of litigation teams that represented Toyoda Automatic Loom Works in Linear Technology Corporation v. Impala Linear Corporation, et al., Case No. C-98-1727 VRW (N.D. Cal.) and ABB, Inc. in ABB Automation, Inc. v. Schlumberger Resource Management Services, Inc., Civil Action No. 01-077 SLR (D. Del). Larry also testified in court on behalf of DISH Networks in Tivo Inc., v. Echostar Communications Corp., Case No. 2-04CV-01 in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.
Before becoming a lawyer, Larry was a systems engineer at General Electric Government Services, where he analyzed and drafted requirements for space-based communications systems. Larry wrote, tested, and deployed client-server based waveform analysis software to calculate communication signal parameters for space-to-space and space-to-ground transmissions. The software modeled such parameters as modulation type, coding rate, interleaver type, and atmospheric effects. His technical background includes extensive programming experience in several programming languages on platforms including Linux and UNIX-based client-server networks.
Lehigh University, B.S., Electrical Engineering
Temple University, J.D.
- U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Fish & Richardson P.C.
- Woodcock Washburn LLP
- Motorola Inc. – Broadband Communication Sector
- Greenblum & Bernstein PLC
- Business Methods
- Electrical, Computer, and Software
- Distributed Computing Environments
- Medical Devices
- Telecommunication and Wireless Technologies
- Universities & Research Institutions
Publications & Presentations
“Don’t Overlook the Complexities of Open Source Licenses,” Smartbiz.com (co-author)
Membership & Affiliations
- Member, Georgia Bar IP section