AREA OF PRACTICE

Litigation

Biography

Lawrence Drucker is a partner in Brown Rudnick’s intellectual property group in New York. Larry focuses his practice on patent, trademark, and copyright litigation. He has tried numerous cases, both jury and non-jury, in federal courts throughout the nation including many of the most active districts for patent litigation in Delaware, Texas, California and Florida. He has conducted hearings, argued motions and appeals in many federal and state courts.

Larry has handled matters in a wide variety of technical areas, including robotics, consumer electronics, automated audience measurement systems, radio frequency identification systems, audio and video watermarking, computer software, optical systems, amusement park rides, flooring materials, ink formulations, and in-line roller skates. He also advises clients on portfolio development, licensing strategies and other intellectual property protection.

Larry also drafts and negotiates license agreements, joint venture agreements, and non-disclosure agreements, as well as other business contracts. He also has extensive experience litigating complex disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, antitrust. He has represented numerous clients in mediations, arbitrations, and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Representation

Obtained a jury verdict of non-infringement on behalf of a leading manufacturer of robotic pharmacy automation systems that had been accused of infringing two patents by the nation’s largest hospital supplier in the District of Delaware.

Successfully defended a manufacturer of radio frequency identification products used in the recovery of lost pets, obtaining a judgment that the plaintiff’s patent was unenforceable due to inequitable conduct, the first such finding in the Eastern District of Texas.

Successfully defended one of the nation’s largest audience measurement companies against claims of patent infringement concerning its new electronic audience measurement system, invalidating the opponent’s patent in the Southern District of New York. He then resolved subsequent challenges by several state attorneys general to the commercial implementation of that system.

Defended numerous clients including an internationally known digital camera and medical imaging equipment manufacturer, a semi-conductor manufacturer and a leading manufacturer of cell phone and computer accessories against claims by patent trolls.

Obtained a judgment of non-infringement of a patent covering the most widely used method for programming universal remote controls in an action against one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers.

Defended the nation’s largest chain of amusement parks against claims of patent infringement over the design of a state-of-the-art roller coaster in the, obtaining the dismissal of all claims against his client.

Won a multimillion-dollar jury verdict on behalf of a television and movie producer against one of the nation’s leading children’s book publishers in a case involving the termination of a joint venture.

Brought an action on behalf of behalf of a prominent non-profit organization to protect its trademarks and trade secrets that had been misappropriated by a rival organization.

Obtained a verdict at trial in the Middle District of Florida securing for his client the ownership rights to patented software and processes that protect highly secure documents, such as currency and passports, from counterfeiting.

Defeating one of the nation’s largest cell phone providers in a trademark and unfair competition case brought against a prominent reseller of prepaid cell phones which resulted in the Court voiding the opponent’s nationwide dealer contract.

Education

Columbia Law School – J.D., 1988
Queens College of the City University of New York– B.A., 1985 (summa cum laude)

Bar Admissions

New York
Professional Memberships