Lawrence P. Zale

Position: Of Counsel


Lawrence P. Zale is Of Counsel at Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts, LLP since 2015. Professional experience in prosecution, counseling, licensing, enforcement of patents and trademarks for mechanical, electronic, computing and biomedical inventions.

Past experience includes:

Senior Patent Prosecution Counsel, Zale Patent Law, Inc., Scranton, PA, and with GTC Law Group LLP and Affiliates, Westwood, MA. Providing Intellectual Property (IP) and business support for numerous start-up companies, small businesses and Universities

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel for ALSTOM Power Inc., Windsor, CT. Managing large global IP Portfolios and providing a wide variety of IP services ranging from managing numerous law firms prosecuting patents/TMs to negotiations of adverse matters in foreign countries. Drafting and prosecuting patents for large-scale mechanical system for power plants. Actively participating in licensing negotiations in Shanghai, China and successfully receiving concessions from executives of a large Chinese electric power generation company. Counseling management on license enforcement in various countries.

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel for Tyco Healthcare Group, LP, Mansfield, MA (now Covidien). Managing a global intellectual property portfolio for cardiothoracic, dialysis, enteral feeding, lab equipment, dental products having total annual sales of $3.1 billion.

Senior Patent Counsel for GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY. Drafting and prosecuting patents covering CDMA digital cellular telephones, image recognition, computer modeling, MRI, interventional surgery, nuclear robotics.

Electrical Engineer, Tobyhanna Army Depot. Designing satellite communication systems for U.S. Army land bases.

Electronic Engineer for CSC at Moorestown, NJ. Developing tactical weapons systems for the AEGIS Battleship.

Computer Analyst II for CSC at the Kennedy Space Center, FL. Coding software for the NASA space shuttle.


Sakharam Mahurkar and Tyco Healthcare Group L.P. v. Arrow International – (N. D. Ill.) – patent infringement lawsuit.

Medcomp v. Tyco Healthcare Group, LP – patent and copyright infringement lawsuit.

Shanghai Heavy Machinery Products (SHMP) v. Alstom Power, Inc., Beijing Intermediate Court – patent invalidation proceeding of two Alstom Power, Inc. patents.

Shanghai Heavy Machinery Products (SHMP) v. Alstom Power, Inc., Appeal to the Beijing High Court regarding the patent invalidation proceeding in Beijing Intermediate Court

Participated in Japanese and European Patent Oppositions.


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