Larry M. Sandell
Larry Sandell's practice includes patent litigation, patent drafting and prosecution, reexamination preparation, opinion work, and client counseling in electrical and mechanical technology areas. Currently, Mr. Sandell devotes a substantial portion of his time to litigating before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and U.S. district courts. His litigation experience includes discovery management; pre-litigation investigation and evaluation; preparing claim-construction, invalidity and infringement positions; performing infringement analysis; brief drafting; motions practice; preparing technical experts for trial; and conducting and defending depositions.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Sandell advises clients on a wide variety of patent matters. He has drafted and prosecuted patent applications, rendered infringement opinions relating to infringement, and drafted reexamination requests . He also devotes a portion of his time to pro bono matters.
- Served as pro bono counsel to military veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
- Served as pro bono counsel in child custody matters before the D.C. Superior Court.
- Certain Electronic Imaging Devices, 337-TA-726 (ITC). Defended Research In Motion, Inc. in a Section 337 litigation involving camera technology.
- Certain Video Game Machines and Related Three-Dimensional Pointing Devices, 337-TA-658 (ITC). Represented Hillcrest Technologies, Inc. in a Section 337 litigation against Nintendo, Inc. The case settled favorably after a full evidentiary hearing was conducted.
- Represented indigent criminal defendants in D.C. Superior Court as a student attorney in the D.C. Law Students in Court Program, while attending law school.
- Served as an associate on The George Washington Law Review, 2006-2008.
- Received first prize in the National Institute for the Severely Handicapped's Workplace Technology Scholarship Program for an undergraduate engineering project, 2004.
- Order of the Coif.
- California Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- American Bar Association
- Coauthor. "Trademark Licensees May Be Barred from Challenging the Licensor's Ownership of the Mark," LES Insights, Oct. 24, 2011.
- Coauthor. "Patent Licenses Are Presumed to Include Continuation Patents When Same Products Are at Issue," LES Insights, Sept. 19, 2011.
- Coauthor. "Cross License Agreements Had Only Tenuous Relevance to Determining Reasonably Royalty Damages and Were Not Required to Be Produced in Patent Litigation," LES Insights, July 11, 2011.
- Coauthor. "Declaratory Judgment Action Challenging Patent Validity and Infringement Was Dismissed Despite a Patent Owner's Statement that the Plaintiff's Product May Infringe Certain Patents," LES Insights, May 16, 2011.
- Coauthor. "Terminating a License Agreement Precludes Recovering Post-Judgment Royalties Under the Agreement," LES Insights, March 14, 2011.
- Coauthor. "Licensee Breaches License Agreement by Allowing Its Law Firm Access to the Licensed Technology," LES Insights, Feb. 14, 2011.
- Coauthor. "Judges Diverge on Use of Patent License Negotiations to Determine a Reasonable Royalty," LES Insights, Dec. 6, 2010.
- Coauthor. "A Proposal to Remove Uncertainty from Claims of Small Entity Status before the USPTO by Correcting and Enhancing SBA and USPTO Regulations," Bloomberg Law Reports, Jan. 19, 2010.