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Lawrence Husick's computer-related experience includes his work as co-founder and principal system architect of Infonautics Corporation, which originated the Homework Helper research system through the Prodigy computer network and the Electric Library on the World Wide Web (now at Highbeam Research), for which he has been awarded 5 United States Patents. He has been a consultant to both government and private organizations as a systems analyst and design engineer. He has designed teaching and simulation systems, special-purpose process control systems for the chemical industry, and has consulted in the design of systems which range from natural language multimedia retrieval servers, to controllers for air conditioners, laser printers, alarm systems, and chemical instrumentation. His past and present clients include Apple Computer, Inc., The National Institutes of Health, the United States Postal Service, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, the Union Labor Life Insurance Company, PQ Corporation, Gimbal's Fine Candies, and many other firms. He is a skilled programmer in computer languages ranging from assembler to Objective C, and designs and builds special-purpose computer hardware. He has also designed commercial products ranging from dry-cell battery labels and plastic containers to concrete expansion joints and computer expert systems.
Mr. Husick holds a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Environmental Chemistry from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was a winner of the Intercollegiate Student Chemists Award in Analytical Chemistry for his work in real-time reaction monitoring using nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from theWashington College of Law in Washington, D.C. and has done graduate work in microprocessor engineering. He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and both state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and around the nation. He has litigated cases in Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, Georgia, and before the International Commerce Commission. He has consulted to industry since 1979, when he founded the predecessor to his present firm. Prior to starting his own firm in 1991, he was Head of the Intellectual Property Group of Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman, a 180 attorney Philadelphia law firm. In 1994, he partnered with the late Treb Lipton to found Lipton, Weinberger & Husick.
He has lectured nationally about computerization of legal practice at the ABA's Technology in the Law Practice Conference, Legal Tech, the ICLE and ILFM Law Practice Management Institute, and at many other conferences. He served on the faculty of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and is the co-author and co-presenter of the numerous courses and books for that organization. He is profiled in Who's Who, Who's Who in American Law and in Who's Who in Science and Engineering. His other legal and technical writings have appeared in Law Practice Management, Network 2d, Counselor's Computer and Management Report, Family Lawyer, Network, The Lawyer's PC, ABA Apple Law News, Law Office Computing, and Smart Sensor and Transducer Communication Standards, as well as a variety of technical and industry journals.
He is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he co-chairs the Center for the Study of Terrorism, focusing his research on the impacts of technology on terrorism. His many articles on the subject have been republished world-wide. He is also co-director of the FPRI Wachman Center’s program on teaching the history of innovation.
Mr. Husick has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, in its Organizational Dynamics Masters Program, where he taught a rotation of courses including "Innovation and Valuation", "Organizational Roles", "Dispute Resolution Management", and "Resource Allocation Workshop". He is also a lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches "Innovation Management" in the Whiting School of Engineering and in the Zanvyl-Krieger School of Arts and Sciences graduate program in biotechnology.
He is past chairman of the American Bar Association Apple User Group. He served as the Senior Legal Fellow of Apple Computer, Inc. for seven years. He has been a board member of the Entrepreneurs' Forum of Philadelphia. He has also been an appointed advisor to the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, and is a past president and member of the board of directors (1985-1994) of The Helen Beebe Speech and Hearing Center, Inc., a facility pioneering research and treatment in auditory-verbal education for the deaf. He is a member of the Board of Directors of theClear Vision Foundation, and the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center. Among his other entrepreneurial activities, he is a co-founder of Vimetrics, Inc., TeraDiscoveries, Inc., PocketDoctor.com, and President of Vernal Air, Inc. He is the past chair of the Board of Visitors, Samson College of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and is a founding board member of Quantum Cures Foundation, a nonprofit deploying massively parallel computing technologies to discover vaccines, treatments and cures for orphan, rare and neglected diseases.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Registered Patent Attorney||United States Patent and Trademark Office||1984|
|5 United States Patents||N/A||N/A|
|SuperLawyers in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation.||N/A||N/A|
|Founding Partner||Lipton, Weinberger & Husick||1995 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||N/A||1988 - Present|
|FPRI E-Note||Teaching the Next Generation of Innovators||2013|
|FPRI Footnotes||What Students Can Learn from Steve Jobs||2012|
|FPRI Footnotes||From Stone to Silicon||2008|
|FPRI E-Note||From MAD to MUD: Dealing with the New Terrorism||2003|
|Who's Who||Who's Who||N/A|
|Who's Who in American Law||Who's Who in American Law||N/A|
|Who's Who in Science and Engineering.||Who's Who in Science and Engineering.||N/A|
|Muhlenberg College||Environmental Chemistry||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Cosmopolitan Club Dinner||Privacy in the Age of the Internet||2014|
|Wachman Center Institute||Innovation History||2013|