Lawrence S. Perry

Perry Lawrence
Lawrence 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.


Representative Matters

Notable Prosecution

  • 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. 102,091 involving method of maintaining display state in liquid crystal devices
  • Interference No. 102,092 involving ferroelectric liquid crystal optical displays
  • Interference No. 102,323 involving method of addressing liquid crystal displays
  • Interference No. 102,393 involving DNA encoding GM-CSF
  • Interference No. 103,046 involving method of producing misoprostol
  • Interference No. 103,424 involving bone morphogenic proteins
  • Interference No. 104,539 involving photocurable cyanoacrylate compositions


  • Application No. 14/329,255 for process for producing amino acid
  • Application No. 14/517,148 for antibodies to human IL-1β
  • Application No. R8/520,642 for porphyrins


  • Application No. 90/001,306 for LED with epitaxial wafer
  • Application No. 90/002,675 for optimized double-press sinter powder metallurgy method
  • Application No. 90/012,707 for methods of improving display uniformity of organic LED by calibrating individual pixel

Appeals (USPTO)

  • U.S. Application No. 07/474,648 for producing L-threonine and L-glutamic acid using Corynebacterium or Brevibacterium containing E. coli THR operon or phosphoenolpyruvic acid decarboxylase genes
  • U.S. Application No. 07/846,776 for cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase inhibitors
  • U.S. Application No. 08/579,731 for optically active 2R,4S benzothiepin isomer
  • U.S. Application No. 10/271,710 for preserving process sensitive ingredients in energy food product
  • U.S. Application No. 10/940,026 for producing complex carbohydrate using Corynebacterium culture and nucleotide triphosphate
  • U.S. Application No. 11/815,225 for determining cholesterol in remnant-like particles
  • U.S. Application No. 12/700,367 for laser handpiece with fiber optic insert and control unit
  • U.S. Application No. 13/032,127 for producing fermentation product from sugar hydrolysate
  • U.S. Application No. 13/584,298 for image reading apparatus
  • U.S. Application No. 14/018,490 for electrophotographic photosensitive member
  • U.S. Application No. 14/095,955 for electrophotographic photosensitive member

Representative Clients

  • Amgen
  • Astellas Pharma
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Gilead
  • Kyowa Hakko Kirin
  • Novartis




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

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Illinois (inactive)
  • 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 and Activities

  • 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


  • Legal 500, Patent Re-examination, 2008
  • Who’s Who Legal, Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers, 2011 – 2012, 2016, 2018
  •, New York’s Top Rated Lawyers, 2015
  • Legal Aid Society, Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, 2011


Pro Bono

  • 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