Inspired Protection Of Your Creative And Competitive Rights

I am intellectual property attorney Lawrence G. Townsend, and my goal is to help my clients, as resourcefully as possible, protect the intellectual property they've created. What I find most enjoyable about my practice is the ability to work one-on-one with clients while collaborating to reach custom-tailored, practical solutions for their IP issues.

Schedule a consultation today to discuss how I can help you in the following areas:

Competitive Fees

I am keenly sensitive to the fact that clients are real people with real budgets. My fees are fair and competitive. Contingent fees are available for select copyright and trade secret claims.

Author And Speaker

I have published various legal articles and Secrets of the Wholly Grill (Carroll & Graf, New York 2002), a satiric novel about the software industry. Kirkus Reviews: "The perfect gift for everyone who has ever cursed Windows." Oakland Tribune: "Impressive debut novel... easily mixes styles and genres to create a courtroom thriller that comically tackles modern issues such as intellectual property rights and business ethics." My second novel, The Hot Monkey Love Trial (Water Street Press, 2016) - a comic reimagining of the Scopes Monkey Trial in the age of biotech - is now published.

I am also a speaker on various aspects of IP law, writing, publishing and humor.

Of Counsel Relationship

I have a long-established working relationship with the venerable IP firm, Owen, Wickersham & Erickson, P.C., making additional staffing and resources available for your matter, but only if you request it. This affords clients greater resources and staffing flexibility. I offer the personalized and thorough representation of a small firm and, when needed, have available to me additional legal expertise, as well as paralegal and attorney support. (NOTE: Representation by the Owen firm requires separate representation agreement.)