Larry is an attorney-advisor with the China team at the Office of Policy and International Affairs of the USPTO. In that capacity Larry provides legal and policy advices on domestic and international IP issues, particularly on patent and pharmaceutical issues. Larry also manages the China Resource Center, which was established under the USPTO’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan to develop and advocate empirical data analysis to guide USPTO initiatives and policy recommendations.
Before joining the USPTO Larry was in private practice for five years with Syncoda and Foley Lardner. Larry’s practice focused on patent law as well as food and drug law. Before his private practice, Larry also worked as a student law clerk for Judge Franklin Van Antwerpen of the Third Circuit and Judge Paul Tressler of the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas.
Prior to switch his career into law Larry worked as a scientist with three leading biopharmaceutical companies, Myriad Genetics, Cytogen/Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Barr/Teva Pharmaceuticals. At these companies Larry was responsible for research and development of new drug targets and new drugs, as well as presenting clinical trial analysis for FDA approval. Larry has co-authored a number of scientific papers in leading journals such as Cancer Research.
Larry holds a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law and a Master of Science degree in biology from Nankai University in China.