Durham Jones & Pinegar
Clients and colleagues alike recognize Larry Laycock for his extraordinary range of experience and his effective advocacy in intellectual property disputes. His litigation practice encompasses patent, trademark, copyright, trade dress, trade secrets, false advertising, unfair competition, and related complex litigation.
Larry is known for his thoughtful, thorough approach and helping clients think ahead to prepare for any situation that may arise as they protect their intellectual property. According to IAM Patent 1000, “Litigation parties in need of no-nonsense, business-oriented representation can call on Larry Laycock with complete confidence”. Chambers USA describes him as “the best patent trial lawyer in the city,” and his clients go on to say he “stands out as a powerful advocate who achieves success – on time and within budget.”
His practice focuses on a broad range of complex, business and intellectual property litigation and he has litigated cases involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, trades secrets, false advertising, unfair competition. He also has a wealth of experience in addressing transactional matters, including licensing, contracts, intellectual property portfolio management, opinion preparation for IP matters, and strategic planning for implementation of IP enforcement and related monetization. Larry’s representation of clients covers a wide range of technologies, including pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology and life sciences, laboratory testing, electronic data storage, satellite transmission technology, medical devices, nutritional supplements, exercise equipment, blow-molded plastic products, and thin film deposition, among many others.
Larry has extensive experience as lead counsel in all stages of trial and appellate practice, having successfully represented his client’s interests in state and federal courts throughout the country, the International Trade Commission, as well as before federal circuit courts of appeal, and before the United States Supreme Court. Larry is also certified through the Harvard Law School Negotiation Institute as a Dispute Mediator and Legal Negotiator.
In addition to protecting his client’s Intellectual Property, Larry also enjoys innovating himself, and has obtained seven patents related to his inventions. Because of his experience as an inventor, Larry knows first-hand what is important to patent owners and uses that knowledge to better protect his clients’ interests.
Larry received both his law degree and his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, has served on the faculty of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, and he’s authored articles and other writings in the field of Intellectual Property Law. In his spare time, Larry enjoys being with his family, traveling, reading and writing books with his wife Lisa. They are the authors of four novels.