Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 1943, Los Alamitos CA 90740
Tel. (562) 706-4328
Fax: (562) 361-5127

      Computer engineer (UCLA & USC) for 20 years
      Registered patent attorney since 2003

June, 2008 to Present - Larry E. Severin, Esq. (solo practice), Los Alamitos
March, 2003 to May, 2008 - Wang, Madruga and Patelt, Newport Beach

1997 to 2002 - Odetics, Inc., Anaheim
1988 to 1997 - Rockwell International, Anaheim
1987 to 1988 - University of Southern California, Marina Del Rey
1983 to 1987 - TRW, Redondo Beach
1981 to 1983 - Hughes Aircraft Co., Fullerton

Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Prepare and file 100+ patent applications with USPTO; prepare and file amendments, responses to office actions, petitions, and requests for re-examination; conduct interviews with examiners; search for prior art; manage associates in Taiwan and Canada.
  • Technologies include: computer software and hardware, encryption/decryption, disk drives and RAID controllers, digital still and video cameras, wireless routers, electrical switches, converters, and lamps, Internet protocols and applications, software business methods, simple mechanical, and some chemical.
  • Member of Orange County Patent Law Association, Orange County Bar Association IP and Technology Section, and Long Beach Bar Association. Excellent skills working and communicating with inventors and examiners. Presented several successful webinars on patent-filing strategy.

  • Patent and Technology Litigation
  • Analyze and argue patent infringement, validity, and damages; research and write briefs, memorandums and pleadings; conduct discovery, law-in-motion, and Markman hearings; analyze prosecution histories, prior art, claim construction and sales data; hire and handle expert witnesses; infringement opinions; cease-and-desist letters; licenses and other transactional documents.
  • Trademark registration and litigation; office actions; TTAB oppositions; international monitoring and maintenance. ICAAN domain name disputes, trade secret, copyright infringement, breach of contract, bankruptcy, and general civil litigation. Actions at ITC and binding arbitration at AAA.
  • Admitted to practice in CA state court, Central District of CA and Northern District of CA federal courts. Excellent writing and research skills, and excellent skills working with the court, clients, other team members, and opposing counsel.

  • Computer and Electrical Engineering
  • Software developer and project manager for research and design of commercial, scientific, and military (DOD Secret clearance) computer and electronic systems for over 20 years before becoming an attorney.
  • Applications include: expert systems (artificial intelligence), computer vision, circuitry diagnosis, path planning, mine detection, sonar classification, neural networks, data fusion, signal processing, video streaming, chip design, automotive traffic management, user interfaces, databases, and Internet communication systems.
  • Computer programming languages include: Java, Visual C++, Visual Basic, embedded C, HTML/JavaScript, Lisp, Prolog, Fortran, assembly language, and SQL. Very proficient with Microsoft Windows.
  • Awards: TRW Masters Fellow, 1983; Rockwell Defense Electronics Engineering Innovator-of-the-Month, 1992; Odetics/GYYR Designer’s Award, 2001.
  • Publications: Knowledge-Based System for Tactical Intelligence Data Reduction and Exploitation, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association AI Conferences, New Jersey, 1985, and Belgium, 1985.

    2002 Juris Doctorate, Pacific Coast University School of Law
  • Graduated with distinction, second in class; GPA: 94% (between A and A-).
  • Member of Sigma Delta Kappa fraternity; proctor for torts and real property.
  • Passed FYLSX (“baby bar”), CA bar, and patent bar exams on first attempt.

  • 1987 Master of Science in Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Thesis: Parallel Execution of Prolog Programs.

  • 1982 Bachelor of Science in Engineering, California State University, Long Beach
  • Option in computer science and engineering; minor in mathematics.
  • Member of Tau Beta Pi (engineering) and Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering) honor societies

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