Larry B. Donovan

Partner

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Larry is a partner with Black McCuskey and focuses on Intellectual Property law with a concentration in the assessing and protecting of technological innovation. Larry’s experience includes assessment of research and development efforts for isolating and protecting patentable subject matter, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks. He also assists in enforcement of intellectual property rights as well as defending assertions of infringement.

Larry services a geographically diverse base of clients involved in high technology ventures and is particularly active with companies in the areas of digital devices, electronics, telecommunications, light emitting diode applications, mechanical devices, wireless communications, mobile device applications, web conferencing, switches and routers, and energy saving protocols.

Industries that Larry represent include:
Advertising | Air | Beverage | Chemical | Computer Systems Design
Computers and Electronics | Consumer Products | Electrical Equipment
Internet Publishing & Broadcasting | Medical Professionals | Scientific Research & Development | Semiconductors | Software | Warehousing & Storage | Wireless Networking

He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland Intellectual Property Lawyers Association and the Stark County Bar Association. Additionally, Larry is a licensed pilot.

Civic & Professional Involvement:
Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association | Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
Al Koran Shriners | Medina Lodge No. 58, F&AM | Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
ABA Advisory Panel | Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 3 R’s Program
Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program

Articles
Method vs. Apparatus and Software Claims
Ohio State Bar Association Intellectual Property Newsletter (Spring 2011)
Continuations and Incorporation by Reference: Beware
Ohio State Bar Association Intellectual Property Newsletter (Summer 2008)
Provisional Applications: To Claim or Not to Claim?
Ohio State Bar Association Intellectual Property Newsletter (Fall 2005)
Understanding Patent Rights and the Provisional Application
Ohio State Bar Association Intellectual Property Newsletter (Spring 2003)