LARRY GABUZDA is a registered patent attorney with strong and diverse experience in both patent prosecution and patent litigation. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering, and had an extensive technical career in the telecommunications industry before law school.  Larry’s patent practice at Mauriel Kapouytian Woods has featured work for small and larger clients, in the U.S. and abroad, with a focus on prosecution in the computer and electrical arts.

Prior to joining Mauriel Kapouytian Woods, Larry worked for nine years in the New York office of an international law firm, where he prepared and prosecuted patent applications, managing a docket of over 150 cases. At that firm, Larry also was a key team member on a variety of patent litigation matters in Federal District Courts, at the International Trade Commission, and in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as post-grant and trial proceedings in the USPTO, including reexaminations and interferences. Larry also prepared noninfringement opinions and counseled clients regarding design-arounds. Technical arts areas included cellular telephones, GPS, semiconductors, electronic circuits, optical fibers, wireless data networks, LCD displays, video compression, software, Internet/Web and electronic commerce, mechanical inventions, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.

For more than 20 years, Larry was an engineer and technical manager at the renowned Bell Laboratories R&D unit of Lucent Technologies and AT&T. There his responsibilities ranged from the invention of new products and services to the management of international standards activities.


  • Rutgers School of Law, Newark, NJ, J.D., 2005
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, M.S., Systems Engineering, 1982
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1977
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1976

Bar Memberships

  • Admitted in New York and New Jersey
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office registered