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Lawrence Cogswell III, Ph.D. Elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

December 1, 2021

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to announce that Lawrence Cogswell III, Ph.D., Principal, has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). Membership is limited to just one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and selected by the ABF Board.

The ABF Fellows is a global honorary society that recognizes attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. ABF Fellows hail from nearly 40 countries and hold a wide variety of influential roles.

A Principal and Shareholder of the firm, Larry is central to the firm’s IP litigation group. Over the years, Larry has represented clients in many complex, high-stakes IP disputes at the trial and appellate level. He is a Ph.D. scientist who uses his familiarity with technical subject matter to his clients’ strategic advantage. As a registered patent attorney, Larry also routinely represents clients in administrative proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, such as inter partes review proceedings.  

Notable Fellows include the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsberg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

About the ABF Fellows

The ABF Fellows serve as stewards of the American Bar Foundation, an independent, nonprofit research organization which conducts short- and long-term socio-legal research projects. The ABF’s mission is to serve the legal profession, the public, and the academy through empirical research, publications, and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law. The ABF’s research falls under one of three categories: learning and practicing law; protecting rights and accessing justice; and making and implementing law. The Foundation is committed to broad dissemination of research findings to the organized bar, scholars, and the general public.

About Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is an internationally renowned law firm devoted to the practice of intellectual property law. The firm specializes in patents, trademarks, intellectual property litigation, post-grant proceedings, copyrights, licensing, due diligence, opinions, trade secrets, and intellectual property counseling. The firm’s legal staff provides comprehensive intellectual property expertise in a wide range of technical areas such as biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, and electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering.


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