Laurence, John C.
John C. Laurence

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Practice Areas:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights


John C. Laurence received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University in 1995 and his J.D. from New York Law School in 2008. John was admitted to the N.Y. State Bar and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2008 and to the District Court of the Southern District of N.Y. in 2016.

John has experience in many facets of intellectual property law with concentrations in the prosecution and enforcement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. John has prepared and prosecuted patent applications across various technologies and has practiced before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). John has experience preparing, filing, and prosecuting trademark applications and has managed trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). John also has experience with the registration of copyrights.

Currently, John is attending Fordham Law School for his LLM in Intellectual Property and Information Law. 


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 2008
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University, New York, New York
    • B.S. - 1995
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Electrical Engineering
    • Minor: Computer Science

Bar Admission

  • New York, 2008
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2016

Past Positions

  • Dugan & Dugan, Patent Associate, 2018 to 2019
  • Scarinci Hollenbeck LLP, Intellectual Property Associate, 2012 to 2018
  • Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C., Intellectual Property Associate, 2008 to 2012
  • Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP, Summer Associate, 2006 to 2006
  • Discreet Logic
  • Autodesk
  • Maximum Throughput
  • National Broadcasting Company
  • Avid Technologies

Representative Cases

  • Light-Amount Adjustment System And Optical Apparatus, US 7,885,534, 2011
  • Insect Decoder And Communicator, US 9,672,001, 2017
  • Dual-Cell MTJ Structure With Individual Access And Logical Combination Ability , US 2013/0258750, 2013
  • Electronic Apparatus, US 7,875,817, 2011
  • Collapsible Travel Tumbler, US 9,492,033, 2016
  • Push-On Twist-Off Bottle Closure, US 9,340,329, 2016
  • Thermal Monitoring And Estimating System And Method, US 9,625,324, 2017
  • Synthetic Diamond Labelling And Identification System And Method, US 10,088,432, 2018

Published Works

  • Electronic and Software Patent Law and Practice, Guidelines to Software-Related Inventions, 3rd Edition
  • Copyright Society of the US, Recent Developments in Copyrights, Contributing Editor, 2007-2012