Larry R. Laycock

Attorney at Law Shareholder

Larry R. Laycock

Larry R. Laycock

Attorney at Law Shareholder

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 currently serves as the Chairman of Maschoff Brennan’s Litigation Section. He 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 client's 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.

  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 1986
    • B.A., Brigham Young University, 1983
    • Certified Negotiator, Harvard Negotiation Institute, Harvard Law School, 2013
    • Certified Mediator, Harvard Negotiation Institute, Harvard Law School, 2014
  • Practice Focus
    • Complex and IP Litigation, ADR, including Mediation and Arbitration
    • Patent Infringement, U. S. and Global Enforcement
    • Trademark Infringement
    • Copyright Infringement
    • Trade Dress Infringement
    • Unfair Business Practices
    • False Advertising
    • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
    • Patent Related Antitrust Actions
    • International Trade Commission Practice
    • Patent and Trademark Oppositions, U. S. and Europe
    • IP Portfolio Management and Strategic Planning/Monetization
    • Domain Name Disputes
    • Inter Partes Patent Proceedings
      • Inter Partes Review
      • Covered Business Method
      • Post-Grant Review
    • Ex Parte Patent Reexamination
    • Trademark Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings
    • Breach of Contract
    • Business Torts and related Complex Litigation
    • Appeals before the Utah Court of Appeals and Utah Supreme Court
    • Appeals before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Appeals before Regional Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal
    • Appeals before the United States Supreme Court
    • Performance of IP Due Diligence Investigations for Merger and Acquisition
    • Foreign Licensing of Intellectual Property Rights
    • IP Licensing and Transactional work and related Counseling Assignments of Intellectual Property Rights
    • Acquisition of Intellectual Property Rights
    • Employment Agreements and IP Ownership
    • Non-Competition and Non-Disclosure Agreement Enforcement
    • Appeals before U.S. Supreme Court
  • Technical Experience
    • Pharmaceutical & Chemical
    • Biotechnology & Life Sciences
    • Fertilization Technologies
    • Material Sciences
    • Chemical Deposition Used In Integrated Circuit Manufacturing
    • Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering
    • Exercise & Training Equipment
    • Medical and Dental Devices
    • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
    • Electrical & Electromechanical Systems
    • Telecommunications & Fiber Optics
    • Thin Film Deposition
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Computer Systems
    • Physics & Optics
    • Optical Networking Systems and Components
    • Data Storage and Management
    • Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape
    • Business Methods
    • Information Techology
    • E-Commerce
    • Manufacturing Equipment
    • Blow-Molded Plastic Product Manufacture
  • Professional Admissions & Associations
    • Utah State Bar
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
    • International Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • David K. Winder IP Inn of Court
  • Second Language
    • Spanish – Fluency in written, spoken and presentation level communications.
  • Awards & Recognition
    • Chambers USA, Intellectual Property (2008 – 2019)
    • IAM Patent 1000 (2016 – 2019)
    • Finance Monthly Magazine’s Legal Awards – International Law Lawyer of the Year – USA (2019)
    • U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law (2008 – 2020)
    • Martindale Hubble, AV Rated – Preeminent, Intellectual Property Litigation (2007 – 2019)
    • ABA Journal’s Lawyers of Distinction (2018 – 2019)
    • The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazine’s Legal Leaders in Intellectual Property Law (2016 – 2019)
    • Mountain States Super Lawyers (2007 – 2019)
    • Utah Business Magazine’s Legal Elite (2007 – 2019)
    • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators (2018 – 2019)
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (2019)
    • Charter Member,  American Inn of Courts
    • Member, Order of the Barristers
    • American College of Trial Lawyers, Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
    • A.H. Christensen Memorial Advocacy Award for Excellence in Advocacy
    • Member, National Moot Court Team
      • Author – Best Brief, National Moot Court Competition
  • Representative Matters
    • Sundesa, LLC v. Harrison-Daniels, Inc., Case No. 2:14-cv-08713-ODW-SH (CD of CA) (order granting injunction).
    • Lumos, Inc. v. Lifestrength, LLC,  Case No. 2:12-cv-1196-TC (D. Utah) (summary judgement of infringement granted).
    • Sundesa, LLC and Runway Blue, LLC v. Pinpoint Marketing Group, Inc. d/b/a Gold’s Gear, Case No. 3:17-cv-00435-M (ND of TX) (order granting injunction).
    • Desktop Direct, Inc. v. Digital Equipment, Corp., 511 U.S. 863 (affirming favorable appellate decision).
    • Finisar v. DirecTV, Case No. 1:05-cv-00264-RC (EDTX) (obtained nine figure judgment after jury verdict finding willful patent infringement on behalf of client).
    • Probert, et. al v. The Clorox Company, Case No. 1:07-cv-00139-DB (D. Utah) (defense judgment in favor of client in patent infringement case and summary affirmance before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit).
    • LH Taylor Associates, Inc. v. The Clorox Company, Case No. 6:07-cv-00383-LED (EDTX) (negotiated dismissal of patent infringement claims after successful litigation).
    • Steamway Corp., et. al. v. The Clorox Company, Case No. 1:2009cv00991 (Indiana Scott County Superior Court) (negotiated dismissal of trade secret misappropriation claims after successful litigation).
    • Lifetime Products v. Alton Industries Inc., et. al., Case No. 8:02-cv-00350 (CDCA) (favorable settlement agreement obtained for client in patent infringement case after successful litigation).
    • Lifetime Products, Inc. v. GSC Technologies, Case No. 1:03-cv-00062-TC (D. Utah) (favorable settlement for client in patent infringement case after obtaining preliminary injunction).
    • Jumpsport, Inc. v. Jumpking, Inc., Case No. 01-cv-4986 (NDCal) (jury verdict favorable to client in defense of patent infringement claims).
    • Free Motion Fitness Inc. v. Cybex International, Inc., Case No. 1:10-cv-00185-DS (D. Utah) (negotiated favorable settlement after affirmance of client’s claim construction position at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit).
    • Cybergym Research, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., Case No. 2:05-cv-00527-DF (EDTX) (favorable settlement during jury trial after successful cross-examination of plaintiff’s witnesses).
    • ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. v. Horizon Fitness, Inc. et al, Case No. 5:08-cv-00026-DF-CMC (E.D. Tex.) (obtained favorable settlement for client in patent infringement case after successful litigation, including defeating motions to dismiss and obtaining favorable claim construction at a Markman hearing).
    • Nautilus Group, Inc. v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., Case No. 1:02-cv-00109-TC (D. Utah) (obtained large jury verdict in favor of client in false advertising and false patent marking case).
    • Desktop Direct, Inc. v. Digital Equipment, Corp., 511 U.S. 863 (affirming favorable appellate decision).
    • Jneid v. Novell Inc., Orange County California Superior Court, Complex Division, Case Nos. G039500, G039723, G039725, G039897 (after two multi-month jury trials and an appeal to the Court of Appeals of California, 4th Appellate District, Division 3, in a complex business dispute, a favorable settlement was obtained on behalf of the client).
    • Information Protection and Authentication of Texas, LLC v. Symantec Corp. et al, Case No. 2:08-cv-00484-JRG (EDTX 2008) (negotiated favorable result for client after successful litigation in patent infringement case).
    • Baxter Healthcare Corp. v. Spectramed, Inc., 49 F.3d 1575 (Fed. Cir.) (reversing non-infringement finding and affirming holding of no inequitable conduct).
    • EMC Corp. v. Columbia Data Products, Inc., No. 2:01-CV-00312 (D. Utah) (ruling on summary judgment against invalidity, against CDP’s counterclaims, and in part for literal infringement).
    • Lifetime Products, Inc. v. IQ Management Corporation, WIPO D2004-07190020 (enforcing a domain name claim).