John C. Laurence

John Laurence

John C. Laurence

Associate Counsel
New York City, NY

John Laurence is admitted to practice in New York and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. John, who previously was a patent attorney at Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman has prosecuted patents in various technologies including computer hardware and memory, circuit design, software, networking, wireless systems, video processing, financial instruments, business methods and Internet technologies. John has also prosecuted trademarks in various industries including entertainment, sports, and manufacturing.

John received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering with a minor in computer science from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University where has was a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu electrical and computer engineering honor societies. John earned his JD from New York Law School. While at New York Law School, John worked on the Peer-to-Patent project for the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Areas of Practice

  • Trademark Prosecution and Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Copyright Registration and Licensing
  • Trademark, Patent, and Copyright Licenses
  • Contracts, UDRP Actions, Terms of Use, EULA, and Privacy Policies

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2008
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2008


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 2007
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University, New York, New York
    • B.S. - 2007
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science

Published Works

  • Electronic and Software Patent Law and Practice, Guidelines to Software-Related Inventions, 3rd Edition
  • U.S. Application 2013/0258750, Dual-Cell MTJ Structure with Individual Access and Logical Combination Ability
  • U.S. Application 2013/025868, Estimating Delay Deterioration Due to Device Degradation in Integrated Circuits
  • U.S. Application 2012/0042837, Dog Leash System with Convertible Collar and Harness
  • U.S. Application 2010/0257218, Merging Multiple Heterogeneous File Systems into a Single Virtual Unified File System
  • U.S. Patent 8,258,721, Remotely Controllable Track Lighting System
  • U.S. Patent 8,302,985, Wheelchair Footpad Device
  • Electronic and Software Patents, Law and Practice, Contributing Editor, 2009-Present, 2nd Edition
  • Copyright Society of the US, Recent Developments in Copyrights, Contributing Editor, 2007-2012

Past Employment Positions

  • Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
  • nysba
  • new york city bar
  • inta | International Trademark Association
  • state bar of california
  • cla | California lawyers for the arts
  • American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA)
  • aipla
  • Super Lawyers
  • Listed In Forbes Legal Black Book TM 2015