Lawrence D. Cutter, Esq.attorney
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Larry is an accomplished and versatile patent attorney with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and decades of experience as patent counsel to IBM and General Electric. Mr. Cutter has secured hundreds of patents on a broad array of technologies and has taught extensively on patent and trade secret law at Albany Law School and on electrical engineering and computer science at Union College.
Larry graduated summa cum laude from Manhattan College in 1967 and attended RPI from 1967 to 1970 after which he was awarded a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. From 1970 to 1974 he taught seventeen different courses in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for Union College at their Poughkeepsie Extension. Following that he attended Albany Law School from 1974 to 1977. Larry joined GE’s Corporate R&D Division where he worked from 1977 to 1988, except for a brief period of time during which he worked for GE’s Large Steam Turbine & Generator Division. In 1988, Larry relocated to New Paltz, New York and began an 18-year career with IBM from which he retired in 2005. From 1986 to 2000, Larry also worked as an Adjunct Professor at Albany Law School where he taught the course “Industrial Property and Trade Secrets.” During his time at GE, Larry also taught Computer Science and Business Law courses for Union College in their Pittsfield, Massachusetts Extension.
Larry has obtained hundreds of patents on a broad array of technologies, including patents for CAT scanners, MRI machines, spinal implants, gastric feeding pumps, semiconductor processes and devices, software, communication adapters, heating and cooling systems for electronics, power generation systems and lighting devices. In his semi-retirement he has immensely enjoyed working with individual inventors in the medical arts and solar energy.
Among his many interests, Larry is an airplane pilot and avid racquetball player.